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1990. Volumes, No. 2 

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President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Anita Thee Graham '50, President 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73, 1st Vice-President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82, Vice-President for Admissions 

Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, Vice-President for Annual Giving 

Valerie Lund Mitchell '74, Vice-President for Chapter 

JoAnne Reich '88, Vice-President for Finance 
Laura Catching Alexander '71, Recording Secretary 
Emily Dethloff Ryan '63, Chair, Continuing Education 

Martha McMullan Aasen '51, Chair, Homecoming Committee 
Elizabeth Baldwin Simons '74, Chair, Nominating Committee 
Cecilia Stock '90, Chair, Shident Relations Committee 
Crista R. Cabe, Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae 


Editorial Board 

Crista R. Cabe, Chair 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Betty Engle Stoddard '60 

Patricia Hunt Lovelace, College Chaplain 

Lundy Hurd Pentz, Associate Professor of Biology 

William Carter Pollard, College Librarian 

Ethel M. Smeak '53, Professor of English 

Editor, R. Eric Staley 

Managing Editor, Alice E. Addleton 

Design, Teri Stallard and Amy Sacuto 

Editorial Assistants, D. Michelle Hite, Susan O'Donnell '92 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin 
College, Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401. 
Copyright by Mary Baldwin College. All rights reserved. 



May 1990, Volume 3, No. 2 



R. Eric Staley 


President's Message 

Cynthia H. Tyson 



Remembering IVIy Good Leaders 

Virginia R. Francisco '64 



Kenya Joumal 

Karin Baig '91 



Principles of Good Practice 

]im Harrington 

Working in Africa adds new 
dimensions to one student's 

career preparation . Page 7. 



Just Keeping in Touch 

Anita Thee GraJmm '50 




A Garden for Gibran 

IVIy First Year 

A Memorable Discovery 

Todd Allan Yasui 

Francis Carleton Compton '23 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82 



st- ' 

An alumnae shares memories 
of her first year at the 
Seminary. Page 20. 


Chapters in Action 
Glass Notes 



The Sesquicentennial Campaign calls upon all alumnae and friends of the College to honor 
150 years of excellence and achievement. 


May Term students get an 
insider's view of big business. 
Page 50. 

50 International Business: Hands On in New York City 

54 Art 

56 Faculty Notes 

58 Faculty Chairs 

59 John Bal<er Baffin, 1895-1989 

Gordon Hammock 
Karen Fitzgerald 


Our society's interest in leaderships seems 
to have taken quantum leaps in the last few 
years. The country is covered with leader- 
ship programs: I, myself, chair a Community 
Leadership Institute here in Staunton, and in 
a few weeks will be the keynote speaker at a 
state-wide leadership program sponsored by 
the W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle 
Creek, Michigan. It seems we are all in search 
of leaders. 

As a contrarian, this makes me wonder 
about /o//ozi!s/i/p: the act of constructive coop- 
eration which is the choice for most of us 
most of the time. Leaders get all the press, 
but where would they be without followers? 
Who would do their laundry, so to speak? 

Before his retirement, my father used to 
speak of those he managed well as "good 
citizens;" for those who gave him problems, 
he had other names. The point is that al- 
though we may not be able to define satisfac- 
torily what leadership is, we do kiiow what it 
means to follow. It strikes me that this is a 
wonderful way to begin exercising one's own 
degree of leadership. 

On a slightly different tangent, I want to 
take this opportunity to tell you about a 
change in leadership. As of the next issue of 
The Mary Baldwin Magazine, the editorial lead- 
ership will pass from my hands to those of 
Genie Addleton, currently the Managing 
Editor. This magazine, as most of you know, 
was my vision and my goal for a number of 
years before it began. I saw it through birth 
and childhood and into its more mature for- 
mat of today. I do not cut the apron strings 
easily, therefore, but the fact that I cut them 
at all shows my confidence in Genie as she 
assumes the role of Editor and carries the 
magazine forward with her own stamp, her 
own leadership. 

So, this is my final Overture to you. I have 
enjoyed our conversations on this page and 
plan to be no stranger to the reader in the 
future. Now I might even find time to write 
an article or two! 



lam asked from time to time to address groups on the subject of leadership. Every 
time I do so, I recognize that I am representing Mary Baldwin and that what I say is 
understood by the listeners as a reflection of the Mary Baldwin environment. So 
perhaps I should share some of my thoughts with you. You may enjoy eavesdropping, 
on what others hear about leadership concepts as they are projected to Mary Baldwin 
students and as they engage colleagues on a daily basis. 

♦t* Leadership is service. Let's forget big desks and big titles. Leadership 
involves the discovery of v^'hat will make the lives of those with whoir 
one works fulfilled in both professional and personal ways. If one 
thinks of serving the needs of others, one is most likely to assemble e 
group of people who contribute in meaningful ways to a successhi. 
operation because their efforts are encouraged, needed, and ap- 
plauded. If creative contribution is encouraged, it will emerge. Leader- 
ship is not a solitary experience; it requires the creative contribution oi 
others to provide an integrated and energized operation. 

♦J* Leadership is listening. If one wishes to serve others in order to create 
their fulfillment and, by consequence, a vigorous professional and 
educational environment, one must listen to what colleagues' and 
students' needs are. Listening is a habit, and a necessary one. Some of 
the best listening moments I have with students are over informal box 
lunches in my office. I learn a lot and keep a sense of the pulse of om 
campus so that I may work responsively, as well as pro-actively, with it. 
Listening is a way for leaders to move ahead appropriately and with ar 
informed sense of timing as decisions are made. 

♦5» Leadership involves teamwork. A contributing, energized group o) 
colleagues deserves the respect of partnership. Interaction and oper 
communication produce a shared commitment to creating success 
Vertical hierarchies in organizations just do not work as well as horizon- 
tal structures out of which teams are formed. I have always believed 
that a team of bright-minded people has a better chance of coming up 
with ideas, solutions, and do-able schemes than does one mind alone. 
The interaction of ideas, the involvement of many people produce, also, 
a collective energy devoted to reaching the agreed-upon goals. A tearri 
of this kind has a stake in making sure that good results occur. This kind 
of leadership approach has, you see, engaged the responsibility ol 

♦J* Leadership creates meanings. All of us need a sense of purpose to fee 
energized and contributing each day and over time. We need to know 
what our college stands for, and why that is right, and how we achieve 
this mission, and when to stay still and when to change, and who we 
are in relation to the achievement of large purposes. Leaders help 
answer for each person the importance of each person to the pursuit 

May 1990 

and attainment of large purposes. Thus meaning is created, both for 
organizations and individuals. I need to know that what I do each day 
counts; I suspect others do, too. 

Leadership is stable. There is a certainty and a predictability to it. An 
organization requires stability of focus for itself and in its leaders if it is 
to be vigorous and productive. "Keeping on track" cannot happen very 
well if "the track" or the commitment to "the track" are volatile. If, 
instead, we have such erratic behavior, colleagues do not feel sure 
about where to put 
energy, how to or- 
der priorities, and 
fragmentation en- 
sues. An organiza- 
tion can quickly 
have its energy 
sapped when there 
is lack of stability. 
Clarity and cer- 
tainty provide a 
freedom in which 
energy is focused. 

Leadership requires flexibility. The stabOity of which I speak as an 
essential factor of leadership does not imply "the boring," "the rut," or 
any inflexibility in attitude or action. Changing circumstances demand 
flexible responses; in fact, an eagerness to embrace changing circum- 
stances marks strong leadership. What, then, about stability? Stability 
of principle, stability of values, stability of behavior, stability of pur- 
poses, are the tools best needed to forge change. To mold flexible and 
growing challenges, we use these stable tools so that, as we reach into 
the unknown, we are comforted by knowing for sure how we will do so. 

Leadership manifests principles. The balance of stability and flexibility 
is achievable only with a foundation of clear principles of behavior out 
of which both, side by side, emerge. Ethical behavior, honorable be- 
havior — despite and acknowledging the fallibility of humankind — are 
the cornerstone, and not just sometimes or when it is convenient, but 

These are some thoughts, a beginning; perhaps there ivill be an opportunity to 
laborate further another day. Meanwhile, you have eavesdropped just a little on our 
Aary Baldwin environment. 



The Mary Baldwin Magazine 

Remembering My Good 


by Virginia R. Francisco '64 

I've been fortunate to know many good lead- 
ers: students, colleagues in the faculty, staff, and 
administration, folks beyond Mary Baldwin 
College, even beyond academia. I began think- 
ing about them intensively when Tiffany Hamm, 
president of the College's circle of Omicron Delta 
Kappa, asked me to share some thoughts about 
leadership at the annual tapping of new mem- 
bers into the national honorary society, of which 
Mary Baldwin had the first circle in a women's 
college. The result was a descriptive essay, an 
attempt to capture the qualities for which I cher- 
ish my good leaders, and honor them for good- 
ness in leadership, rather than mere leadership 

As I thought about the good leaders I have 
known and know now, I tried to define the 
nature of their "goodness." My thoughts ran in 
two rather different directions: goodness as ef- 
fectiveness, and goodness as a moral or ethical 
quality. Fine leaders, it seems to me, are marked 
by both kinds of goodness, while "bad" leaders 
lack one or both. 

Effectiveness is easier to talk about, so let's 
speak of it first. The effective leaders I know 
don't think of themselves as leaders. They don't 
arise from their beds and seize their tooth- 
brushes thinking, "I'm a leader. " Certainly their 
purpose, their goal, is not simply leadership. 
Their goal is to get something done, because they 
believe passionately that it is important, that it 
must be done. They become leaders not from 
ambition, not to become important people, in the 
way of modern politicians. They become leaders 
as a consequence of commitment to a task, a 
cause, and because they are acutely aware that 
the task requires the cooperation of others. Our 
long-standing commitment to student govern- 
ment at Mary Baldwin College encourages lead- 
ership of this goal-directed and cooperative 

My leaders are marked by the personal quali 
ties we all expect of an effective person: they ar' 
optimists, or at least have faith that somethin; 
can be done, and is worth doing. They are cheei 
ful, especially in adversity. Many alumnae re 
member the optimism of Fletch Collins, wh^ 
believed we theatre students could do anything 
as long as we worked hard enough, and tc 
gether. Long before most folks recognized th 
unlimited potential of women, Fletch taught u 
to use power tools, assumed that we could lil 
anything anywhere, interceded for us with paii 
ents who wished us to act like ladies and get ou' 
of the scene shop. 

My leaders are responsible, steadfastly fulfil!' 
ing their commitments and especially resolutel' 
accepting the consequences of their choices am 
conduct, without offering excuses that are les 
pressing than the only ones accepted by one c' 
my graduate professors: sudden death or hast 
marriage. Dr. Heffner also maintained that i 
either hasty marriage or sudden death happened 
to you more than once in your academic caree 
you should withdraw from the university. Oi 
honor system at Mary Baldwin College cha 
lenges us to accept responsibility for our actioni' 
and extends the challenge to responsibility fc 
the actions of others. It makes possible a way ( 
living in which we are both free and responsiblt 

My leaders attend to detail: they care aboi 
getting it right, the first time. Fletch taught ir! 
that lesson, as did Delores Lescure, for whom 
later worked in the College's Office of Publ 
Relations. Both were expert proofreaders wh 
carried their insistence on accuracy into all the 
work. And remember how "picky" all of ov 
teachers were about details like comma splict 
and footnote form, how careful they taught us ) 

My leaders are patient: not only with other: 
but with themselves, patient not only with pec 

May 1990 

)le and their failings, but with time. "O time! 
'hou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a 
;not for me to untie," says Viola in Shake- 
peare's Twelfth Night. But like Viola's, the pa- 
ience of my good leaders is coupled with 
lersistence, to the end of the play and the com- 
iletion of the task. 

They are moderately creative, especially in 
eeking new solutions to old problems and in 
intangling red tape. 1 remember Dean Martha 
Grafton devising interpretations that positively 
equired the College to do what was right, even if 
he action flew in the face of the policy and 
radition being interpreted. But my leaders are 
«thout the urge to create that pressures less 
ffective leaders to innovate merely for the sake 
;f innovation, to innovate without responsible 
onsideration of ways, means, and conse- 
uences, without respect for the accumulated 
\fisdom and experience of the race we learned to 
alue as members of an academic community 
uch as Mary Baldwin College. 

Perhaps most important, my leaders are 
lealthy realists, and their realism is of several 

Realism of self: they are confident in their 
bilities, but their confidence is coupled with 
ufficient modesty to assess the task and their 
wn capabilities and resources accurately, and 
/ith sufficient good sense not to exceed them 

Realism of situation: in assessing their situa- 
on and their commitment, they are skeptical 
bout "facts" presented without evidence and 
qually skeptical of second-hand evidence. They 
irmly distrust gossip and are able to believe 
lOthing they hear until the horse has admitted it 
/ith its own mouth. They are skeptical about 
ppearances: "I can tell a church by daylight, 
ncle," says Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much 
ido about Nothing. In classroom and laboratory, 
ccurate research, clear perception, and careful 
easoning have marked the College's academic 
ife — and the leaders it has sought and 

Realism of scale: my leaders have a fitting 
jense of proportion, especially for the way they 
|nd their commitments fit into the larger picture 
if human life on the planet. They are able to 
istinguish clearly between an anthill and the 
I'.ockies, a personal belief and a fact of human 
fe, a case requiring intervention and a self-lim- 
ing situation, a significant problem and a trifle. 

"r/iey respect themselves as they love 

their neighbors, and because they 

respect themselves, they commit 

themselves to worthy goals and employ 

fair and honest practices to reach them. " 

In the words of a beloved former student, they 
know "babies don't die from that." Because of 
their realism of scale, they are able to set priori- 
ties, to avoid trying to fix everything at once, or 
even everything, ever. Because they know what 
is important to them — and what isn't — they are 
able to ignore small problems, address them 
quickly, or delegate them, or even ignore them, 
and focus on high-priority work. 

Realism of the moment: effective leaders are 
aware of the difference between the past and the 
present. That doesn't mean discarding all that is 
good about the past — and as a theatre historian, I 
value the past, the traditional, perhaps dispro- 
portionately. But it does mean letting go of the 

ghosts of the past: avoiding blaming, forgiving ^^^^^. ^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ 

oneself and others for failures, acknowledging Cd\xns]r.,fro^tsmrmmius^ 

and encouraging growth and change. tafre 

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Most of all, my good leaders are marked by a 
fitting realism about the limits imposed by the 
human condition, perhaps the most important 
lesson of the liberal arts: they know we humans 
are awfully funny. A highly developed funny 
bone, especially one sensitive to their own fool- 
ishness, marks my favorite leaders. 

They know we humans are not perfect, but 
capable of great things when we reach high 
enough and work hard enough. Like Sophocles, 
they know both the wonder and the limits of 
human nature: "many the wonders but nothing 
walks stranger than humankind," Sophocles ex- 
claimed. He went on. 

This thing crosses the sea in the winter's 
storm, making his path through the roaring 
waves. And she, the greatest of gods,the 
earth — ageless she is, and unwearied — he 
wears her away as the ploughs go up and 
down from year to year and his mules turn 
up the soil. 

Gay nations of birds he snares and leads, 
wild beast tribes and the salty brood of the 
sea, with the twisted mesh of his nets, this 
clever man. He controls with craft the 
beasts of the open air, walkers on hills. The 
horse with his shaggy mane he holds and 
harnesses, yoked about the neck, and the 
strong bull of the mountain. 

Language, and thought like the wind, 
and the feelings that make the town, he has 
taught himself, and shelter against the 
cold, refuge from rain. He can always help 

Sharing credit for achievetnent: 
Cynthia H. Tyson 

himself. He faces no future helpless. 

There's only death that he cannot find an 

escape from."^ 

Like Sophocles, my good leaders know we are 
not infinite, but transient. Like Hamlet, they can 
say of death, "if it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be 
not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it 
will come; the readiness is all. Since no man has 
aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave be- 
times? Let be." 

But they accept the limits of the human condi- 
tion without offering them as excuse for failure to 
act when they have, like Hamlet, "cause, and 
will, and strength, and means to do't." 

''. . . they trust others^r 

they allow them to do 

their jobs with minimal 

interference and get on 

with their own, '' 

Every one of my effective leaders has wonder 
ful "people skills." Sometimes I think that wha: 
we now call "skill in interpersonal relationships' 
and "good group process" is what we used tc 
call in the dark ages of my youth "being civil 
ized" and "having good manners," but it doesn' 
matter what you call it. You know the kind o 
person I mean: the one who values others foi 
their unique qualities; who seeks others' views 
values them, and informs her opinions and be 
havior by due consideration of them; who en 
courages others' ownership of the task b) 
seeking advice and sharing fully both responsi 
bility and credit. The one who is scrupulousl}] 
considerate, respectful of the persons, personali; 
ties, ideas, values, time, and property of others 
Who is able to compromise, even to accept les! 
than she wanted, and continue to work cheer 
fully for full measure. Who keeps confidence; 
without fail. Who listens as much as she talks 
and knows when it is wise to keep her mouth 
shut. Who writes "thank you" notes and spread; 
credit as thickly as Cynthia Tyson, who regularlj 
shares credit for her achievements here at Man 
Baldwin with the persons of all degrees whom 
she calls "my colleagues." 

May 1990 

They are trusting. And because they trust 
others, they allow them to do their jobs with 
minimal interference and get on with their own. 
They waste little energy and time in doubt and 
fear, trusting that the universe will persist, and 
likely even function more or less well, with mini- 
mal interference from them. 

They are eager and effective communicators, 
willing to share their thoughts, ideas, experi- 
ence, and values, able to do so with clarity, 
precision, appropriateness, and grace, willing to 
spend the time needed to do so. Their language 
is not peppered with "yuh know," because they 
accept responsibility for their communications, 
rather than placing the responsibility on others. 

Mostly, they are brainy. Certainly as my wise 
friend Marjorie Chambers noted when I con- 
sulted her about leadership, as I have consulted 
her many times when in need of advice, "brains 
are not a handicap." In areas where they lack 
ibrilliance — and nobody I know is brilliant about 
everything — they substitute good information, 
careful research, and expert advice. 

They are joyful. Full of joy in the work, in 
sharing the work, in others, in recreation from 
work, in the orderly functioning of the universe, 
in the hilarious chaos of human life. They relish. 
Their joy and commitment are enticing, and so 
others seek to share them. As Cynthia Tyson 
says, "We all know, here at Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege, why we get up in the morning and come 
to work." 

They are good actors, good stage managers, 
and good directors. As good actors, they are able 
to behave courteously, even when furious; to be 
cheerful, even when discouraged; to consult 
others even when they are dead certain they 
know the nature of the problem, the only worth- 
while solution, and the most expeditious process 
toward it. As good stage managers, they are 
anticipators, accurately assessing possible con- 
sequences and outcomes, visualizing the process 
and anticipating snags, gathering and deploying 
resources for step forty-eight while working on 
steps one through forty-seven. As good direc- 
tors, they are aware that their primary task is to 
coordinate the work of others toward a common 
goal, to integrate, to juggle all the pieces into 
order without dropping any of them, and with- 
out trying to do all the work themselves. 

For all these reasons, my leaders are effective. 
But what about good? What does "good" mean, 
in the context of leadership, other than effective? 

To me it means good in a moral or ethical sense, 
virtuous, committed to that which is good, 
of sound character, fair, honorable, honest, 

All of my good leaders possess strong moral or 
ethical values. Most of them are committed 
Christians; others adopt values remarkably 
similar to the Judeo-Christian ethic: either they 
love the Lord their God, or they avoid placing 
themselves at the center of the universe. They 
love their neighbors as themselves. They do unto 
others as they would have others do unto them. 
Mutual respect and helpfulness, it seems to me, 
have characterized the faculty and staff over my 
many years at Mary Baldwin College — now 
nearly thirty years, in which I have never asked 
for help I didn't receive, quickly, willingly. 

All of them have strong senses of personal 
honor. They respect themselves as they love 
their neighbors, and because they respect them- 
selves they commit themselves to worthy goals 
and employ fair and honest practices to reach 
them. Their fundamental values are unwaver- 
ing, applied even-handedly to themselves as to 
others, regardless of degree or gender, in situa- 
tions personal and professional, in settings 
where they are known and where they are 
anonymous, in tough times as in easy ones, 
whether or not anyone will ever know. 

You know many of them, my good leaders, 
those who are both effective and good. Very 
many of them were or are here at Mary Baldwin 
College, those I've mentioned and lots more, 
who taught us all how to be good human beings 
and then how to be good leaders. We salute all of 

' Sophocles, Antigone, trn. Elizabeth Wyckofff, in Sopho- 
cles I, ed. David Grene and Richmond Lattimore (Chicago: U. 
of Chicago Press, 1954), 170-71; 

Dr. Francisco, who joined the faculty in 1970, is 
professor of theatre at Mary Baldwin. Her remarks on 
leadership were presented in the spring of 1989 at the 
ODK tapping ceremony. 

The Maty Baldwin Magazine 


by Karin Baig '91 


■K arin Baig '91, first recipient of the 
^k^v Barbara Shuler Mayo Scholarship, 
spent a month last summer in Kenya. A 
biology major who plans a career in wildlife 
conservation, Karin intended to spend the 
summer participating in a study of the 
thermoregulatory behavior of African ele- 
phants. Instead, when all research permits 
were revoked by the Kenyan government, 
Karin joined a survey team commissioned 
by Indian Ocean Tours to locate camping 
areas for tourists. Interestingly enough, as 
she explains in the journal she kept this 
summer, the tourist industry is directly 
linked to wildlife conservation: increasing 
the numbers of tourists who visit Kenya will 
provide desperately needed funds to sup- 
port efforts to halt poaching and other de- 
structive practices that threaten Kenya's 
natural treasures. 

Karin, who lived in Kenya with her family 
from 1982-1986, found that this summer's 
work, while not exactly what she had 
planned, added a new dimension to her 
preparation for a career in wildlife conserva- 
tion. Her knowledge of wildlife and the Ken- 
yan countryside were supplemented with 
some more mundane, but nonetheless 
essential tools for survival in the African 
wilderness. "I know that I need to learn 
Swahili, and I need to take a course in auto 
mechanics," she said. "I learned what it is 
like to work in Kenya and what I have to 
expect in the future. Because Kenya is so full 
of bureaucratic red tape and corruption any 
operation, if it's to run smoothly, will have 

to be carefully planned and organized. And I 
also know that one must have all the pa- 
tience in the world . . . . " 

Following are excerpts of Karin' s journal, 
offering readers of The Mary Baldwin Maga- 
zine a reahstic, if sometimes unglamourous, 
image of travel in Africa and an insider's 
view of Kenya's troubled national parks. 


I feel like I never left Nairobi! The sights, the 
smells, the dry heat and the people are still the 
same. The children in colorful school \iniforms 
waJlmig to school in groups and even the traffic 
jam.s have not changed. The people are still smiling 
BJid appear to be as "laid back" as ever. 

The roads have gone downhill. There are pot- 
holes everywhere and the shoulders have receded; 
therefore, everybody drives down the center of 
already narrow roads. Also, Kenya seems to be 
becoming more like a police-run country. My 
friends and I were stopped twice at night, and all 
the police were trying to do was frighten us. We 
bribed them to not take us in. 

Kenya is an unst '■ble country. I'm. friends with a 
white Kenyan who works for his father's safari 
tour and a professional hunter in Tanzania; both 
said that most blacks are fed up with the whites 
and want them out of Kenya. In fact, a lot of white 
Kenyans, the colonial people, have left because of 
governmental problems. How sver, there are som.e 
[black] Kenyans that would prefer white rule 
again, because they are tired of a corrui>t govern- 
ment. They are dissatisfied with President Moi's 
policies. There have been three failed coup at- 
tempts in the past three years. 


Vaughan [leader of Karin's crew] had said we 
would be leaving today, so I went to his hotel, The 
Boulevard, at 9 a.m. to meet him. My first impres- 
sion of Vaughan was that he looked like the typical 
field researcher. He wore khaki shorts, a neutral 
color shirt and sandals. We went for coffee and 
talked for ages before he told m.e that we would not 

The Mary Baldivin Magazine 

be leaving today. Richard Hartley, the guy we were 
to do the "survey" work for, was having trouble 
hiriag a lorry (big truck) to take our supplies 

Today we did get to meet our African crew: Ldun- 
lang (Dulong), James, David, Konoso and Samy, all 
of whom are Samiburus except for David, who came 
from the Coast. Diilong and Samy are the guards 
(they are morans-warriors). James and Konoso 
will accom.pany us on hikes. David is the mechanic. 
Shadrack, the cook who used to work at the Ger- 
man embassy, wasn't with them today. 

We opened up the shed where all the tents, 
kitchen gear, lamps, mats and camping gear are 
stored and checked and cleaned everything. It was 
a dirty job, but fun because we all got to know each 
other. Rob is a jiuiior at Columbia University and is 
interested in medicine. Daphne is a junior at Har- 
vard and is majoring in archeology. David and 
Casey both attend Louisiana State University, 
where Vaughan teaches, and they are majoring in 
business and history, respectively. John is a senior 
in high school. We are quite a diverse group, but I 
have a feeling that we are going to get along great. 

I got back to the Westley's house, where I am 
staying, at about 8 tonight. I'm so psyched for this 
trip to begin, that I can't sit stUl. We are supposed to 
leave tomorrow. 




CAJIMT h^-^^^- 

Vaughan called, and — guess what — there has 
been a change of plans, again. Richard is stUl 
having difficiilty arranging for a lorry to transport 
our stuff, so he has offered us his house in Nai- 
vasha. We are going there and travel around some 
of the game parks in the area, like Hells Gate and 
Nakuru National Park .... 

The house is striking, for it sits on tranquil Lake 
Naivasha. It's very peaceful here, especially after 
hectic Nairobi. However, the mosquitos are really, 
really bad! 


Casey woke up feeling really ill today, so 
Vaughan went into town to get some paraquin and 
fansadar, just in case it is malaria, and we went 
along too. We are the only 'whites' there. We walked 
up and down the main street with Samy as an 
escort. Dulong stayed with the combi, while 
Vaughan tried to explain to the local doctor that we 
needed the medicine now . . . . 

The Samburus have a reputation of being fierce 
warriors. Even though Dulong and Samy had their 
okra hair covered and were not in their traditional 
clothes, everyone who sawus was in awe, and, thus, 
we were not harassed. We also went meat and 
vegetable shopping, which is quite different from 
going to grocery stores in the States. Here, there 
are separate shops for produce, meats and groce- 
ries. In the meat store, carcasses hang from the 
ceiling, and you choose which cut you want. We 
wanted some goat for dinner tonight, so Samy, who 
is an expert on choice goat meat, made our selec- 
tion. The Samburus will only eat goat and beef; not 
chicken or fish. 

There are also open air markets, where one can 
buy mirrors, sandals, live chickens, fruit, vegeta- 
bles, and mirah. Mirah. is a leafy plant that is 
chewed. Its effects are similar to caffeine, but 
stronger. Dulong and Samy chew it when it is their 
time to guard. 

Last night we could hear hippos grazing by the 
house. Maybe tonight we will be able to see some. 
Casey is feeling a little better, so it was probably 
just food poisoning. 


Casey is weU, so we all went to Hells Gate Park, a 
national park in Naivasha. It is famous for its hot 

W May 1390 

springs and geysers. The scenery is magnificent — 
really lush. We saw giraffes and gazelles, but only 
with binoculars. I was surprised that we did not see 
more game .... 

After backtracking a little bit, we drove up an 
overgrown road. To our surprise, a paved road 
materialized out of nowhere. Our curiosity was 
aroused, so we followed the road and came upon 
something that looked like it came out of Star 
Wars — a geothermal plant right in the middle of a 
wildlife habitat. Absolutely amazing! 

Our trip today made me realize that the condition 
of the game parks is rapidly going downliill, and it 
seems that no one cares. The authority is slack, the 
roads are rutted and ungraded. Individuals ignore 
the rules which are m.ade to protect them and the 
wildlife. It's so infariating. The money that organi- 
zations contribute to the "supposed" upkeep of the 
Park doesn't seem to be getting there. 

Half of the trucks/Rovers of a particular park 
rarely operate. Therefore, no one patrols the parks. 
Also, a majority of the game wardens do not like 
animals and know little or nothing about them. 
Some of the wardens have their jobs because they 
have relatives or friends in high positions in the 
government. There is a gam.e warden at Samburu 
National Park who has been in jail five times for 


Today we went into Nakuru, a town about two 
hours from Naivasha, and passed President Moi's 
house, which is heavily guarded. We went to ITak- 
uru Market, where I bought some of the famous tire 
sandals. They will be great for walking around in 
camp — if we ever get there. 

After the market, we went to Uakuru Park, which 
is known for its flamingo popiHation. While we 
were observing the flamingos, a combi van drove 
up, and a group of Italian tourists got out. About ten 
minutes later, we heard this commotion, and saw 
the chasing a water buck around — ^for the 
tourists' amusement. We couldn't believe it. 

As we drove through the Park, we came upon an 
Euforb tree forest. This is the only place where one 
can find these cactus-like trees. Later, we drove 
straight through a herd of Cape buffalo, splitting 
them into two groups. We sat there for about a half 
ho\ir to see if the smaller group would venture near 
us to rejoin the larger one. Finally, they edged their 
way slowly back toward the larger group, while all 
thebiills of the larger group faced us. The dominant 
bull, which was the largest in bulk and in horn size, 
was in the center of the line-up. 

We heard lions communicating In the distance, 
and Samy said that they were on the hunt. The 
buffalos must have thought we were the lions, 
because the females, their babies and the juveniles 
bunched together and the males semi-surrounded 
them.. They were all facing us, while their real 
enemies — the lions — ^were off to their left. (Eventu- 
ally both groups got back together.) 

Nakuru Park contains two different habitats. 
One is the lake habitat, which is long grass, where 
water buck and gazelles can be found; the second is 
short grass, where zebra and buffalo can be found. 
On the way out, we passed a stream which was 
polluted with white foam. It was almost as if some- 
one had poured a box of detergent into it. There was 
some trash that littered the banks, and it stunk- 
Phew. We noticed a lot of cigarette butts, too. Some 
people have no appreciation for the wildlife and the 
environment that surrounds them. 

Samy and Dulong sang to us on the way home; it 
was eerie, but comforting in a strange sort of way. 
They sang about theu? homie, the past, the people 
they love and Jesus. Their voices were am.azing — 
sometimes deep and low and other times high and 
shrill. They would also incorporate bizarre soimds, 
like pops and clucks, into their songs. 

Richard has a lorry for us — yeah! — so we are 
leaving for Nairobi tomorrow. 


We left Naivasha early in the morning and 
reached Nairobi about noon. The lorry was not 
there. Vaughan called Richard who said it woiHd be 
there at two. However, it didn't roll in mitil eight, so 
we loaded the camp by lantern light and flash- 
lights. The driver Richard had contracted was do- 
ing this as a free-lance job for extra money, and he 
wanted to leave that night, so his boss would not 
find out. The number of deaths on the Mombasa 
Road is a scary statistic (only a fool drives it at 
night), so Vaughan had to pay the driver to stay. We 
will leave tomorrow morning at six. 

We aU went for dinner at The Continental. This 
restaurant serves goat, which is what the "boys" 
had a craving for. When Samburus eat goat, they 
gorge themselves and drink pombe, a home-brewed 
beer that smells like sour cheese and urine. 

We camped for the night and even though we 
were aU exhausted, we could not sleep, because our 
"tour" was going to start tomorrow. 

The Man/ Baldwin Magazine 11 

Our official job is to survey 50,000 acres of con- 
servation buffer zone, next to Tsavo West Park, for 
Indian Ocean Tours. This company is thinking 
about placing a tented camp in that region as part 
of a packaged tour deal, so we are to see if that 
would be a good investment. 


By 7: 15 a.m. — all of us crammed in the combi and 
the Rover — ^we're on our way. At last we are "going 
on safari." 

We ended up spending a good part of the day at a 
Galtex station waiting for the combi to catch up 
with us. We thought it was just delayed in the rush 
hour traffic, but it had broken down, right outside 
Nairobi with engine problems. The driver had to 
walk back into town to get another fan belt. 

While we were waiting. Bill Woodley, a game 
warden for Tsavo, came into the station. He said 
they had begun to chase poachers out. He aJso 
explained that there is a law in Kenya that lorries 
have to be off the roads from siuiset to sunrise. So, 
at 7:45 p.m., when we went out looking for a place 
to have dinner, there were masses of parked lorries 
on both sides of the road. 

The lorry rolled in about 8:00, so all of us except 
for Shadrack and Saany, who were going to guard 
the vehicles, trekked off to a bar we had found that 
seived fresh meat. This out-of-the-way bar made 
quite an impression on us, as did o\ir group of eight 
whites and six Samburus on the regular custom- 
ers. It was a real experience! Rick Astley blasted 
from wall speakers while a chubby lady tried to 
serve loud and obnoxious customers through a 
steel-barred window. 

The manager kicked out several customers so we 
could all sit at one table. With our hands, we ate 
grilled beef and boiled "french fries" served on what 
looked like used trash can lids. After a few bites, our 
stomachs just coiildn't handle any more grease, so 

everything that was left ended up with "the boys," 
who enjoyed themselves immensely. 

On the way back to camp for the night, we passed 
a mosque and went inside. It was so peaceful and 
clean — quite a contrast from the bar. 


I woke up with a kitten curled in my lap as the 
morning caU to prayer echoed through the air. It 
was 5 a.m. 

The route we were to follow, supposedly a regu- 
larly used dirt road, was marked on an eight-year- 
old map of Kenya. The government is the only 
source for maps, and this was the only one they 
would give us. 

Of course, we had problems. The road was noth- 
ing more than tire tracks through overgrown 
bush, and when we crossed a dried-up river bed, the 
lorry got stuck in soft sand. Vaughan had to drive 
into the closest town that would have a tow truck, 
and that was an hour away. While he was doiag 
this, the rest of us explored and slept. Finally, the 
lorry was towed out, and we back tracked and tried 
another route. 

We reached our destination — Mactau Park — a 
little before 6 p.m., hoping that the guards at the 
gate would let us in without much of a hassle, for 
the gates close at 6 and don't reopen until 9 a.m. We 
had letters which authorized our "consulting" job 
for Indian Ocean Tours, yet the guards were con- 
cerned about allowing the lorry in the park. That 
was fine — ^for all they knew, we could have been 
poachers. After a lot of talking (we offered them 
jobs with the future tented camp), they finally let 
us drive in — without even checking the contents of 
the lorry! 

After a couple of miles, we left the main road to 
find our camp site, looking for shade trees and 
fairly flat open ground, so we wouldn't be disturb- 
ing an animal's home. We marked the trail with 
toilet paper so the lorry could foUow us and finally 
foimd a camp site that suited our needs. 

We unloaded as quickly as possible because it was 
going to be dark soon (In equatorial areas, dawn 
and dusk do not exist). Then we set up sleeping 
tents ajid collected wood, maJsing sure there were 
no scorpions in it. We also set up "the riag of fire": 
lanterns around the perimeter of cam.p. We were 
not to cross this boundary urdess escorted by Du- 
long or Samy. A fire was placed in the center of 
camp, and it would burn until we left. 

It is so beautiful here. I can't believe we finally 
made it. The breeze, the stars, and night sounds, the 

22 May 1930 

Dush and the freedom I sense are intoxicating, and 
[ know that I'm back where I belong. This is where 
[ want to work and hve. 


Richard left for Nairobi, taking the combi back 
because the rent rate was outrageous and because 
It was not suitable for traveling on these roads. We 
tiad already had two flat tires with the combl. We 
spent the day in camp because David was working 
Dn the Rover's engine. We did take two short walks 
with Dulong and Konoso, but nothing exciting hap- 
pened, though we did buy a goat from, a herdsman 
we had met a couple of days ago. It is to be our 

Dulong suffocated the goat, and we all tasted the 
Dlood, which the Samburus drink like we drink 
milk. They think the blood gives them virility and 
life. Because Samy always has red eyes, we tease 
tiim that it is because he drinks so much blood that 
It has nowhere to go except his eyes. 

After Samy had skinned the goat, Dulong made us 
goat bracelets. These mean that their homes will 
always be open to us, and, if we ever need their help, 
an we have to do is ask. 


John, David, Dulong and I went on a walk. We 
iidn't see any game, but we saw some spoor, so at 
least we know that there is game in the area. Even 
though I am not doing what I planned, I am learn- 
ing how it is to work in a third world country, and 
that is something you can't learn from textbooks. I 
am experiencing it first-hand. 

Even though we have had problems, I know I 
want to work in Kenya, and I hope I can find 
'natives" like Dulong and Samy to be on my work 
team. They are just too precious for words. 

Tonight there was a full moon, and it was just 
Dverwhelming. About midnight we walked outside 
jtiie ring of fire to see if we could hear any activity. 
We heard gazelles, and it was weird, for they 
stopped and knew that we were nearby, yet they 
ajid we enjoyed the night in perfect harmiony. 


Last night we heard a lion roaring. Though it was 
Dff in the distance, it seemed to be right outside our 
:«nt. It was a chUling, yet exhilarating sound .... 

Today John, David, Vaughan and I found the 
perfect camp site for Indian Ocean Tour's tented 
camp. On a clear day, the tom-ists will be able to see 
Mt. Kilimanjaro, along with the Serengeti Plains 
and Tsavo West. There also seems to be plenty of 
game, and if a water hole and salt lick are strategi- 
cally placed, then more game will come. If this 
tented caxap becomes known for its gajne concen- 
trations, then maybe tourism would increase. If 
tourism increased, then there would be more in- 
coming capital, and this coiild lead to more main- 
tenance work in the parks, more funding for 
conservation efforts, game patrol groups and 
maybe there would be a little extra money for con- 
servation educational programs. These educa- 
tional programs coiild bring native school children 
into the parks, so they could see their wildlife, their 
heritage and iaheritance. Maybe then they would 
appreciate what they have and want to conserve it. 

The Rover broke down today, too — something 
about the battery being loose. After we got the 
Rover fixed, we went to Mzima Springs, which is 
fam.ous for its hippos, crocodiles and vervet mon- 
keys. We coiild only hear the hippos because they 
were "hiding" in the reeds. Vaughan managed a 
"conversation" of grunts with one. Vaughan knew 
some of the guards at Mzima Springs and discussed 
poachers with them. Vaughan seems to know 
everyone. They respect him., and it is rare for a 
black to respect and like a white man in a 
black man's country. 

We went back to cam.p via the pipeline road, 
which is forbidden to everyone. Our last two shock 
absorbers and the brakes gave way a couple miles 
from home. If I'm going to work here and be re- 
spected, I am going to have to take courses in 
Swahili and mechanics. 



Vaughan, John, Casey, Bob and David, the me- 
chanic, went into Voi to pick up shock absorbers. 
David, Daphne, Richard, Dulong and I went for a 
hike in a direction we had not explored. We saw a 
dik-dik, hares, an eland, lesser kudu, an elephant 
skeleton propped up against a tree trunk, and a 
pair of torn, old pants in a thorn tree, left, perhaps, 
by someone who had escaped from a charging 

The group that went into Voi have not come back 
yet and it is 11:30 p.m. We are worried, but we 
figure that it is probably car trouble, and they 
probably stayed at Caltex so it could be fixed the 
next day. If a person is late, or never shows up in 
Kenya, the car is usually to blame. It's strange 
being out in the bush. We are cut off from the 
outside, because two-way radios are illegal; our 
only source of news is from the short wave radio 
(BBC). Richard was teUing us that once Vaughan 
and a group were translocating a rhino from the 
bush to the Nairobi National Park. When they came 
into town, a coup was happening. They had no idea 
what was going on. 


The next morning, Shadrack told us that he had 
heard a pride of lions last night toward the road, so 
we went walking to see if we could find them. We got 
to the road and saw five sets of prints, side by side, 
down the center of the road. Diilong and Konoso 
deduced from the prints that the lions walked in 
this order: juvenile, female, male, female, and juve- 
nile. Judging from their paw size and the indenta- 
tions, they were bigger and heavier than normal 
(so Richard says), especially the male. 

The group that had gone into Voi finally roUed in 
at S p.m. Right outside of Voi, the Rover's left spoke 
had broken, and the Rover had fallen onto its side. 
They managed to get it to Caltex and spent the 
night there so it could be fixed first thing in the 
morning. We just seem to love these Caltex sta- 
tions — don't we? And we also have four new shock 
absorbers. Maybe now our teeth won't chatter 
when we are driving along. 

We had a quiet night and just sat around the 
campfire and looked at the stars and listened to the 
night sounds. When I leave, I'm going to miss "the 
boys", especially Dulong, Samy and Konoso. It is 
not only the land and the animals that make me 
love Kenya, but the people, too. 


We showed Richard where we thought the camp 
site should be located. Then Vaughan, Daphne, 
David and I went on a game drive. We didn't see 
much— just rumps of zebra. Grant gazelles and 
gernok (small scale giraffe) that fled from our 

We also ran into an API! [Anti-Poaching Unit], 
and they told us that they had run off the last band 
of poachers, so, for now, Tsavo West is poacher-free. 
The majority of the poachers come from across the 
Tanzania borders, and, once they cross back over, 
the Kenyan APU can't touch them. If the borders 
were opened up, the APU could hunt them down, 
and then maybe poaching would not seem to be so 
rewarding. Also, if the USA flexed her muscles and 
placed sanctions on Yemen and Japan for their 
participation in importing rhino horn and ivory, 
respectively, then maybe that trade would be 


At Lake Jipe we took another game drive and 
were knee-deep in elephant spoor, though we didn't 
see any elephants— maybe they are hiding from us. 
It seems that the lesser trophy animals, like the 
gazelles, zebras and giraffes are making a come- 
back, for we are seeing babies and juveniles, but the 
larger trophies, like the elephant and rhino, are in 

On the way back to camp, we drove back through 
the park with a ranger. We saw eight juvenile male 
giraffe in a group. Vaughan said that meant th^ 
population in this area was up to a hundred. Alsc 
we saw three lionesses off to the right of the road 

axLd the ranger said that we could go off the track 
and see them up close. They were not happy with 
us, for as we drew closer, the lionesses tried to 
camouflage themselves in the grass, and their tails 
were twitching. They were big females, and had 
extremely healthy bodies, were unscarred and 
looked ferocious. Later, toward camp, we saw three 
small herds of elephants. One had a baby, and the 
good thing is that they always walked away from 
our cars, and they were never near the roads. 

I just had a really sad thought: This is my last 
night in cam.p. I am really going to miss this place. 
Granted we had a lot of "no-go" days, but I still 
learned a lot. I am 110 percent confident that I 
want to work in the preservation of Kenya's 


We are leaving for the coast and Mombasa, be- 
cause we have done all the surveying we could do, 
and the group is getting restless with bush life. I 
hated saying good-bye to "the boys," but we will 
keep in touch. 

The roads aren't any worse in Mombasa than 
they were when I was here before. It does seem, 
though, that Mombasa is cleaner than it used to be, 
but then m.aybe that is because this is the off 
season. The water is as clear as ever, though the sea 
urchin population seemed low. The sand is crystal 
white and cleaner than usual, too. Maybe the Ken- 
yans are taking pride in their coast, for it is a huge 
tourist draw, especially for the Germans. Maybe 
they are trying to "conserve" it! 


This is my last day with the group. I'm taking a 
train back to Nairobi because I have to catch a 
plane before our group breaks camp. My train 
leaves at 6 p.m., and I will arrive in Nairobi at 8 a.m. 

We walked up and down the beach and sun- 
bathed, -until they took me to the station. We said 
good-bye and promised to keep in touch. I am going 
to miss them all. 

On a train, I sat with a Kenyan lady named 
Sophie, who is going to Nairobi to find a job. She 
was sad because she was leaving her husband and 
son for the first time. We talked about everything, 
and when we got around to God, I stuck my foot In 
my mouth, because we didn't share the sam.e belief. 
It was educational, though. 


I am leaving Kenya — what sadness — ^but I'm 
coming back. I learned what it is like to work in 
Kenya and what I have to expect in the future. I 
believe that education is the answer (besides 
money) to the problem of conserving Kenya's wild- 
life. The children of Kenya must know about con- 
servation and wildlife. Otherwise, the work of 
conservationists will be virtually useless, for the 
children will imdo it in the future. 

Karen Baigis the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mirza 
T. Baig of Potomac, Maryland. She is majoring in 
biology and hopes to work this sumjner with Dr. 
Vaughan Langman on the elephant thermoregu- 
latory behavior project — this time at the zoo in 

Dr. Langman is professor of biological sciences 
at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 15 

Principles of Good Practice: 

Developing Guidelines for Non-Traditional Degree Programs 

The Adult Degree Program 
at Mary Baldwin College is a 
non-residential, individual- 
ized degree program for ma- 
ture adult students. While 
ADP students tailor their de- 
gree work in such a way that 
their own educational and ca- 
reer goals are met, they also 
meet all the College's require- 
ments for the Bachelor of Arts 

Students work at their own 
pace with the option of main- 
taining full- or part-time aca- 
demic loads. While many 
students enroll in daytime 
classes on campus, much of 
their instruction occurs 
through learning contracts. 
These contracts state the pur- 
poses and topics of study to be 
undertaken, as well as the 
method of study and criteria 
for evaluation. Contract ac- 
tivities may include course 
work at other accredited col- 
leges and universities, special 
projects, independent study 
with Mary Baldwin faculty or 
approved off-campus tutors. 

Ma7iy students are also able 
to receive advanced standing 
credit (up to 99 hours) toivard 
fulfillment of degree require- 
ments. Credit may be trans- 
ferred from other accredited, 
postsecondary institutions; 
may be earned through accept- 
able scores on CLEP (College 
Level Equivalency Program); 
or through prior-learning 
credit portfolio presentation 
and evaluation. Credit is also 
awarded on an individual 
basis to students registered, 
licensed, or certified in vari- 
ous medical or professional 

This year, just over 500 
students, both men and 
women, are enrolled in ADP; 
approximately 110 of them 
will receive degrees at Com- 
mencement 1990. 

by James J. Harrington 

Since its establishment in 1977, the Mary 
Baldwin College Adult Degree Program 
has enjoyed exceptionally high regard 
from adult higher education profes- 
sionals throughout the country. Several nation- 
ally published guides to non-traditional degree 
programs for adults cite our program as being a 
leader in the genre and as reflecting exemplary 
program design. Members of the ADP faculty 
and administration are called upon regularly to 
serve in leadership positions in state and 
national associations related to adult higher edu- 
cation. ADP has served as a model for over a 
dozen other institutions around the nation 
which were considering the establishment of 
adult programs. 

It was for these reasons, among others, that I 
was asked to participate in a national task force 
devoted to the development of guidelines to be 
called Principles of Good Practice for Alternative and 
External Degree Programs for Adults. The task force 
effort, initiated in 1986, was jointly sponsored by 
the Alliance (A National Association for Alterna- 
tive Degree Programs for Adults) and the Ameri- 
can Council on Education. The impetus for 
initiating this effort came from a growing sense 
within the adult higher education profession 
that our field, relatively new within the academic 
world, had reached a level of maturity and secu- 
rity which brought with it an obligation to define 
our mission and to establish and enrich the dia- 
logue on how to strengthen and improve the 
quality of our service. 

16 May 1990 

The profession of adult higher education has 
natured dramatically over the past two decades, 
t has reached out to populations which had 
)reviously been all but excluded from higher 
jducation and, in doing so, the profession has 
leveloped an impressive repertoire of responses 
adults' learning needs: flexible scheduling, 
itudent-designed majors, prior learning evalu- 
ition, on-site instruction, technology-aided in- 
;truction, independent study, etc. Manifest in 
hese responses, and in the energy which in- 
orms such innovations, is the profession's com- 
nitment to serving the learning needs of its 
:onstituency, which today comprises 40 percent 
)f this country's college students. 

Higher education professionals who work in 
idult and external degree programs are increas- 
ngly aware of the need to consolidate the gains 
he profession has enjoyed and to establish those 
standards and principles by which evolving 
practice may be evaluated and improved. We 
■ealize that our failure to accept this challenge 
ml\ mean that our work will be judged according 
:o how closely it resembles that of other, more 
:raditional educational approaches, designed 
n other times for other purposes, and other 

In approaching its assignment, the task force 
consisting of representatives from the Universi- 
ies of South Alabama, Oklahoma, South Flor- 
da, DePaul, Minnesota, and Buena Vista 
College, Whatcom Community College, Mary 
Baldwin College, and the American Council on 
Education) met several times over the past three 
years. Our meetings took place at several 
national conferences and in a few separate ses- 
sions in such locations as Memphis, Washing- 
ton, D.C., Minneapolis, Seattle and Tampa. 
After developing our draft document, we "field- 
tested" it with members of ACE, AUiance, 
National University Continuing Education Asso- 
ciation, with leaders and practitioners in the 
profession, and with a sampling of adult stu- 
dents throughout the country. These exchanges 
were helpful to us in refining our effort and 
making Principles a more focused and useful 

The principles which evolved from this pro- 
:ess attempt to cover the broad range of issues 
faced by the profession, and they concern them- 
selves with: 

I. Clarity of program mission and its consis- 
tency with institutional mission 

2. Qualifications of faculty, administrators and 
other academic professionals 

3. Measurement of learning outcomes 

4. Enhancement of student autonomy and re- 

5. Recognition of the student's prior and current 
extra-institutional learning 

6. Concrete procedures for measuring learning 

7. Provision of sufficient resources for accom- 
plishing program mission 

8. Implementation of on-going and systematic 
program evaluation 

9. Recognition, in student service policies, of the 
life circumstances of adult learners 

These principles, along with the specific 
criteria and discussions which elucidate them, 
have been endorsed by the Alliance and by the 
American Council on Education. The document 
is being published in hardback form by McMillan 
Press and will be ready for release this spring. All 
of us who have worked on this task share a 
certain sense of having benefited greatly from 
the exercise, from each other's insights, and 
from the opportunity to reflect critically on our 
profession and its practices. Our intention is that 
Principles will be useful in advancing and refining 
our profession and will also be useful to college 
and university officials who are contemplating 
the establishment of non-traditional programs. 
Principles should also be useful to institutions 
wishing to refine established programs, to stu- 
dents and prospective students who wish to 
make informed decisions about their educational 
choices, and to accrediting bodies throughout 
the country which seek a more informed 
framework within which to evaluate non-tradi- 
tional programs. 

Jim Harrington is director of Mary Baldwin's Adult 
Degree Program. Dr. Harrington, who earned his 
doctorate at the University of Alabama, came to the 
College in 1983. In 1988-1989, he sensed as president 
of the Alliance: A National Association for Alternative 
Degree Programs for Adults. 

Adult Degree Program faculty: 
(back row, L to R) Roderick 
Owen, Robert Lafleur, Pam 
Richardson, ]im Harrington, 
(front row, L to R) Diane 
Ganiere, Lynne Lonnquist, Ann 
Alexander, Dudley Luck and 
Judy Godwin. Not pictured; 
Stevens Garlick, Elizabeth 
Davis, Susan Green, and 
Nancy Gillett. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazii 



Alumnae Association President 


Just Keeping In Touch 

Dear Fellow Alumnae, 

My two-year term as your President is almost 
over. The time has passed so quickly, I believe, be- 
cause this "job" has been such a pleasure. I have had 
a good time which has been enriched by meeting and 
knowing many alumnae and friends of the College. 
There are many I would like to thank: first, all of you 
throughout the country and the world who are com- 
mitted to Mary Baldwin and have contributed so much 
in so many ways toward the well-being of the Col- 
lege; also, those in Mary Baldwin's Office of Alum- 
nae Activities — Crista Cabe, Katherine Lichtenberg, 
and LaRaine Raymond; and finally, the Alumnae 
Association's Board of Directors — the most dedi- 
cated, faithful and energetic group any of us could 
hope for. 

Last fall, during Mary Baldwin's annual leader- 
ship conference weekend, our Board — 35 women 
from across the country — had 1 00% attendance. I am 
grateful to each one. All of us lead busy lives and 
choose to put those other obligations aside to carry 
out the work of the Alumnae Association. This says 
much about the importance of the volunteer work they 
do. In the words of our Association's Constitution, our 
purpose is "to further the interests of Mary Baldwin 
College, to maintain and promote alumnae partici- 
pation in the development of the College, to act as a 
medium for securing and disseminating accurate in- 
formation concerning the College and its alumnae, 
and to keep the bond between Mary Baldwin and its 
alumnae close and continuous." 

We love hearing from the alumnae, and we can 
better serve when we hear your ideas. There are 
many ways for you, as an alumna, to be involved in 

the College, and we encourage your active partici- 
pation through attending alumnae chapter functions, 
giving to the annual fund, returning to campus for 
your class reunion, buying items from the Mary Bald- 
win Sampler, nominating alumnae for awards or to 
the Alumnae Board, staying in touch with other alum- 
nae and encouraging them to become active with 
the College, and more. Each alumna is important 
and each one adds her own unique gifts to our 
association. . .and each one is needed! 

I thank all of you who have called or written to 
me, and it is exciting to know so many of you. Mary 
Baldwin is worth your time and energy. MBC is a fine 
blend of creativity and technology, with the emphasis 
on the personal. 

None of us is an alumna by accident. We chose 
Mary Baldwin for many reasons, but I believe under- 
lying all of them was a certain chemistry. Mary Bald- 
win just felt right for us; we felt it was where we must 
go to College. 

Through all the changes — on campus, in the cur- 
riculum, and in student life — the emphasis on the 
personal remains the same. It is this dedication to 
making sure that the individual student meets her 
potential, I believe, that sets Mary Baldwin apart from 
other colleges. 

In closing, I urge you to keep in touch with Mary 
Baldwin. You'll find it very satisfying. Please get in- 
volved: you are special and we need you. 

QjVi i To, / • CruLSkou-co 

18 May 1990 

The ground-breaking ceremony in the wooded lot 
off of Massachusetts Avenue this month [October 
1 989] marked both a beginning and an end for Sheryl 
Dekour Ameen. It represented the start of a one-year, 
$600,000 construction project for the National Kahlil 
Gibran Memorial Garden. But it also signaled the 
end of Ameen's six-year fund-raising effort to estab- 
lish the memorial after forming the Kahlil Gibran 
Centennial Foundation in early 1983. 

"I always knew that it would be successful, because 
it was the right thing to do," said Ameen, who con- 
ceived the idea of a peace memorial named for 
Lebanese artist and author Gibran after being 
"appalled by the destruction and bloodshed and the 
lack of humanity in Beirut on all sides." 

The ceremony, attended by Secretary of Interior 
Manuel Lujon, Jr., and entertainer Flip Wilson among 
others, symbolically acknowledged the foundation's 
success in raising most of the $1 million needed to 
meet the October 19 deadline set by the Notional 
Park Service. 

Five years ago. Congress authorized the memorial. 
The government donated land across from the vice 
president's mansion and the British Embassy, but as 
stipulated by law, the foundation was required to 
raise funds from private contributions. 

"We had to have enough money in the bank before 
we broke ground. The reason [the Park Service re- 
quires proof of funds] is that they don't want half- 
erected memorials. We have proven we have 
[enough money]," said, Suzanne Majors Davis, 
director of communications of the foundation. 

Ironically, Ameen says that she was not a big fan of 
Gibran (though she admits that she has since become 
one) when she conceived the idea. "Kahlil Gibran 
was never the focus of the whole project. . . There 
will be a sculptural representation of Kahlil Gibran, 
but that's not the focus. The focus is the design 
which captures his messages. . .of peace and 

Gibran left Lebanon for America in 1895 and is best 
known for The Prophet which has sold more than 6 
million copies since it was first printed in 1923. The 
Prophet and Gibran's other English language books, 
including Mirrors of the Soul — which Father La- 
wrence Jenco said provided him with inspiration 
while he was a captive in Lebanon — hove been trans- 
lated into more than 50 languages. 

Three Cedars of Lebanon hove been planted at the 
location. When finished, the memorial will consist of a 
fountain area paved with colored granite surrounded 
by o garden and a circular walkway taking visitors to 


or Gibran 

the entrance. "I think 
it's going to be an 
attraction because 
of its sheer beauty," 
said Ameen. Ameen 
admits there were 
some rough times 
along the way. But 
after six years of 
work, she thinks 
everything turned 
out just fine. 

"I think we do 
have a design that 

everyone is happy with and a location that everyone 
is happy with. That's a wonderful feeling." 

by Todd Allan Yasui 
Reprinted with permission of The Washington Post 

Sheryl Ameen '69 is continuing her work with the 
Gibran Centennial Foundation. Currently, she is in- 
volved with details of the construction of the memorial 
and plans for the dedication, which is one year away. 
As part of the dedication activities, Sheryl is organiz- 
ing an exhibition of Gibran's art — primarily illustra- 
tions for his books. Sheryl has become particularly 
interested in Gibran's benefactress, Mary tiaskell, a 
resident of Charleston, S.C., who started a school for 
girls in Boston. 

In addition to her responsibilities with the Founda- 
tion, Sheryl works as an art consultant for ffolly Ross 
Associates. She lives just outside Washington in 
Cabin John, Maryland, with her husband, John 
Fiegel, and their 16 month old son, Leiand. 

Sheryl Ameen '69 

The Mary Baldtvm Magazine 19 


other and Father decided to send 
me to Mory Baldwin Seminary the 
summer of 1916. I was 13 years 
old. The train left Sobanaso, Cuba 
about 1 1 :00 in the morning. I said 
goodbye to my brothers and sis- 
ters — Helen, Elsie, Jim and Daniel; thus began our 
400 mile journey to Havana. Miss Hayden, our 
governess, stayed with my brothers and sisters; my 
father and mother were with me. Our train stopped in 
Camaguay where we were met by Reverend Lancas- 
ter of the LaGloria Methodist Church. He gave me a 
Spanish New Testament. 

Leaving father in Havana, where several friends 
came to tell us goodbye, mother and I sailed on the P. 
& O. Steamship to Key West, Florida. From there, we 
took a train to Richmond, Virginia. In Richmond, we 
stayed at the Jefferson Hotel and went shopping at 
Miller & Rhodes and Thalhimer's for my school 
clothes. I had to have two Peter Thompsons, a middy 

My First Year At - 

Mary Baldwin Seminary 

by Francis Carleton Compton '23 

Manorial and Hill Top, 19V 

blouse and skirtfor everyday wear, and a white wool 
for soirees. Mother also bought two beautiful dresses 
for me; one a fine navy blue wool serge with bolero 
and a wide, vivid green satin belt, and the other a soft, 
grey and Alice-blue crepe de chine. 

Mother and I then took the train from Richmond to 
Staunton. Mr. William Wayt King, Mary Baldwin's 
business manager, met us and took us to the "Kalo- 
rama," a lovely old home for visitors. The dinner that 
evening was liver, gravy and grits; really more of a 
supper than a dinner. A gramophone was playing 
"When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose." 
Two firsts for me that day: grits and the popular song I 
was to hear more than a few times that year. 

The next morning we went to Mary Baldwin. There 
seemed to be so many stairs! Everything was all so 
freshly painted white and all the floors newly var- 
nished. There was a scent of varnish on Main. I hod to 
stay on Main in the room next to Miss Mariana Parra- 
more Higgins, our principal, until school officially 
opened on September 12, nearly a week later. Miss 
Higgins was a beautiful, tall and stately lady. The 
maids, Mollie and Mary Sue, were so good to me, it 
was almost like being at home. My dresses had 
dozens of buttons down the back, and one morning I 
could not find Millie to button me so I went to Miss 
Higgins' room and asked her for help. She had been 
in my room to say good night and said, "Francis, do 
come to me if you need anything." I had button shoes 
too, but I had a button hook for them. 

Finally, I was given a room in Hill Top when school 
opened. It was on the first floor, second door on the 
left, next to Miss Williamson (we called her Pris). She 
took care of the mail, as well as many other duties, 
and she was also our hall teacher. My room had an 
unused fireplace in a corner. I hung my oil painting of 
Monterey, California — ocean and pine trees — over 
the mantle. I had monogrammed linen sheets and a 
rose colored down puff. Masie Evans, a beautiful 1 6- 
year-old girl from England, was my roommate. 

My first class of the day was Latin with Miss 
Sheldon. I loved it! Ann Archer Hogshead sat on one 
side and Margaret Van Devanter on the other. Miss 
Martha Riddle was my ancient history teacher. It was 
with her that I discussed which subjects I should take. 

There were bells for all of the classes. One day 
when the bell rang, I sat down on the floor in the 
Academic Building and would not move. "I don't hove 
to obey a bell! I can remember where to go," I said. I 
was taken to Miss Garrett in the Infirmary in Sky High 
and was found to have a fever. "It was malaria," Dr. 
Henkel said. 

Katherine and Louise Baker of Jacksonville were 
across the hall from me in Hill Top. They came to my 
room and said, "You are in Mr. King's red-head 
club" — because of my red hair and freckles — and we 
were to go on a picnic. I had heard of hay stacks, but 
hod never been near one. Miss Mable G. Compton 

^u May 1990 

had red hair and 
chaperoned us. Little 
did I know then that 
my husband would be 
Welty Yoncy Comp- 
ton, distant kin. 

When we went for 

May Day, Mary Baldn'in Seminary 

afternoon walks, two-by-two, there would usually be 
six of us. Sometimes we would stop in a little store on 
North Augusta Street and buy candy — which we were 
not supposed to do. 

Once I was invited to a midnight feast. We went to 
thetopfloorof the Academic Building on the practice 
hall after midnight. The night watchman would get 
marshmollow whip and crackers and other goodies 
for us. The girls in McClung Hall would fasten sheets 
or belts together and let down a basket with money in 
itandthen pull upourfeast. Daviette Ficklin and Mary 
Burnside took me up to my one and only midnight 

Miss Shown, our matron, said, " Francis, we must go 
shopping before Sunday." I had been measured at 
Sachs for my black suit, but I had yet to buy my grey 
hat. We had to wear our uniforms after the first of 
November to church and downtown. 

The girls from the school went to the First Presby- 
terian Church across from the school. Dr. Fraser was 
the minister and was also president of the Board of 
Trustees. I wanted to go to Holy Trinity, where Rev- 
erend Gravett was rector, since my grandmother, 
Francis, was on Episcopalian. Also, on our sugar 
plantation where most of the workers were Jamai- 
cans and Church of England members, my father had 
the Episcopal rector from LaGloria, Reverend 
Snavely, come down once a month for services. So I 
told Dr. Fraser, our chaplain, I wanted to go to Holy 
Trinity, and I was allowed to go with that group. 

Many years later. Dr. Fraser married my husband 
and me in the music room of our home in Staunton, He 
wrote me a letter, which I still have, saying he retired 
the day after our wedding and ours was the last 
marriage he performed. 

Two exciting things happened to me during my first 
fall at Mary Baldwin: First, on October 28, 1916, we 
went to a movie, "The Birth of a Nation." On Novem- 
ber 3, I went to my first football game — SMA vs. 
University of Virginia freshmen. 

One day Miss Williamson brought two lovely little 
girls up to Hill Top. They made me homesick for my 
two little sisters, Elsie and Helen. The little girls were 
Cornelia and Mary Nelson Cornelia Queries. A few 
days later their baby brother was born, Julian Minor 
Queries, now an attorney in Miami. Their father was 
Secretary of the Board of Directors of Mary Baldwin 

One afternoon we were told to go out on the front 
terrace becauseWoodrowWilson and Judge Queries 
would ride by. I wish I could find the letters I wrote 

to my parents my first 
yearatMary Baldwin. 
I am sure President 
Wilson and Judge 
Quarles were riding 
in a car, but they may 
have been in a horse- 
drawn carriage. I remember well the tall black silk 
hats. Miss Martha Riddle told us we were seeing 

President Wilson had been baptized in our chapel. 
He was born in the Presbyterian Manse since his 
father. Reverend Joseph Ruggles Wilson, was the 
minister of the First Presbyterian Church. 

I only vaguely remember Thanksgiving that year. I 
do remember that I went to my great-aunt Jane 
Greenough's home in Vanceburg, Kentucky, for 
Christmas. It was beautiful. We returned to Mary 
Baldwin January 4, 1917. 

There were so many studies it seemed. Miss Nannie 
Tate of the elementary school decided I would not be 
a mathematician. Exams frightened me beyond 
words. They were the first I had ever had. I wonder if 
Miss Hoyden, our governess, did not believe in them. I 
"flunked" everything — even French! After two weeks 
of conferring with Miss Higgins and all of my teach- 
ers, I was allowed to take the exams over. Believe it or 
not, I passed. 

I could not understand why my mother and father 
did not answer my anxious letters. I had not heard 
from my parents for over two months. Finally, a cable 
came about Easter-time from American Sugar Com- 
pany in New York: "Your family safe. . .revolution 
over." My grandfather had sent a clipping from a 
newspaper in LaGloria, Cuba, stating that the Carle- 
tons had to flee from the plantation because of the 
revolution. It was called the "Chambelona." The 
family went to Puerto Padre, Cuba, until it was over. 

Miss Hurlburt, my botany teacher, how dear and 
tiny she was, took me on long walks in the woods as 
spring began. Can you imagine spring in Virginia for 
a 13-year-old? Her first spring in the United States? 
Violets, tiny Johnny Jump-ups, hyacinths, Jock-in- 
the-pulpitand daffodills blooming everywhere. What 
a delightfully intelligent person she was — and so 

I passed final exams and Minne Gray, a graduate, 
asked me to be her attendant. I remember May Day 
thai year, too. It was so lovely. Mary Baldwin has so 
many traditions. I hope they will continue. The follow- 
ing school year I stayed in Cuba. Mr. King sent text- 
books to me so that I could keep up. Returning the next 
year, I was to be a student at Mary Baldwin for eight 
more years. 

Margaret Francis Carleton Compfon lives in Tampa, 
Florida, where she is active in MBC alumnae activities 
and church work. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 22 



by Marie Westbrook Bream '82 

Above: Mary Alice Bomar '93 
Below: A. Jane Townes '69 

Mat7 Alice Bomar is convinced that on the day she 
was born Jane Townes '69 whispered in her ear, 
"There's a little college in Virginia." Some seventeen 
years later, with help from Jane, Mary Alice discov- 
ered that "college in Virginia," and decided Mary 
Baldwin was just the right place for her. 

Like many promising candidates, Mary Alice, who 
is a Bailey Scholar, recalls feeling deluged by the 
"flood" of college recruiting materials. She admits, 
too, that at first she didn't want to come to a women's 
college, but Jane's willingness to drive the ten hours 
from Nashville gave her a strong sense that Mary 
Baldwin was truly a very special place. Mary Alice 
says that from the moment 
she set foot on campus, the 
smiles that greeted her, the 
size of the college, loca- 
tion, personal attention and 
Christian values created a 
persuasive atmosphere that 
altered her perception of 
what women's colleges 
were all about. Mary Alice 
recalls that the fall over- 
night was instrumental in 
cultivating her sense of 
social connection with the 
College. She said, "The 
overnight is what did it. 
That's where I made up my 

What she discovered on 
her journey from Nashville 
is that Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege is a place where a per- 
son con develop all of the 

ingredients of a successful future: abiding friend- 
ships, the ability to face challenges and accept re- 
sponsibilities, professional and career opportunities, 
and a confident sense of self. Mary Alice says, "Mary 
Baldwin is a place that lifts you up. You con do things 
no one thought you could." 


The father of the Eisenberg sisters, Lillian '1 4 
and Dorothy Marie '30, was a professor of 
music at the Seminary, not a professor of history 
as noted in the lost issue of the magazine. 

Annual Fund Honor Roll 

Karen Wood, class of 1992, should have 
been listed with the other phonothon callers. 
Karen was also the top phonothon caller first 

Emma Padgett Fitzhugh should hove been 
listed in the class of 1940, not in the class of 
1971 in the honor roll section of the magazine. 

Paulo Branch Holt '57, Kothryn Rice Knowles 
'67 and Nancy Nelson Spenser '64 should have 
been listed in only the Colonnade Club and not 
both the Columns and Colonnade. 

Martha Philpott King '80 should have been 
listed in only the Ivy Circle, not in both the 
Colonnade and Ivy Circle. 

22 May 1990 

Alumnae Database 
Restores Ring 
to Rightful 


Ellen Cowan Compton 77 (pictured 
above) lost two class rings while she 
was a student at the College. When Ellen y 
was a junior, her first ring fell down a sink 
drain in Hill Top and was never recovered. Soon after 
buying a replacement, she misplaced it and finally 
gave up on the idea of having a Mary Baldwin ring. 

Years later, Ellen's second ring was found and last 
fall was returned to her at her home in Carbondale, 
Colorado. Using the initials engraved inside the ring, 
Anne Musser, who is database manager in Institu- 
tional Advancement, tracked through alumnae files 
and matched the initials with Ellen's. 

Alumnae Represent 
Mary Baldwin at 
College Inaugurations 

President Cynthia H. Tyson is often invited to par- 
ticipate in the inaugural ceremonies for the new presi- 
dents of other colleges and universities. If she were to 
accept all the invitations, she would be able to do little 
else. So she often asks that a trustee, alumna, or 
friend of Mary Baldwin represent her and the College 
ot inaugurations across the country. The representa- 
tive dons academic gown, cap, and hood and takes 
part in the academic procession. (Remember how the 
faculty and administration marched at your gradua- 
tion?) Not only is the experience enjoyable for the 
alumna, but Mary Baldwin benefits as well from the 
public recognition of our standing in the academic 
community. Many, many thanks go to those listed 
below, who have represented Mary Baldwin at col- 
lege and university inaugurations throughout the 

Retiring members of the Alumnae Board. (L to R) Melissa Wimblsh 
Ferrell 71, Elizabeth B. Simons 74, Joanne Reich '88, Terry Geggie 
Fridley '63. Not pictured: Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, Blair Lambert 
Wehrmann '64, Saunders Vickery '90. 

Laura Clausen Drum '56 Mary 
Baldwin College representative at 
the inauguration of Dorothy 
Gulbenkian Blaney as president of 
Cedar Crest College in Allentown, 
PA on October 17, 1989. 

1989 Inaugurations 

Susan Train Feoron '69 
Anita Thee Graham '50 
Susan Anderson Banes '85 
Linda Dolly Hammack '62 
Nan Overton Mahone '78 
Aletta Jervey Hudgens '51 
Roslinda Roberts Madara '63 
Lydia Woods Peale '58 
Laura Clausen Drum '56 
Ann Mebane Levine '65 
Dorothy Hundley Neale '43 
Lucy Burgwyn Leake '79 
Eioise Clyde Chandler '77 
Jan Pegues Patterson '50 

Peace College 
Columbia College 
Occidental College 
George Washington University 
Roosevelt University 
University of Wisconsin-Stout 
Drexel University 
Longwood College 
Cedar Crest College 
Fairmont State College 
Centre College 
Babson College 
Hampton Medical College 
Mississippi UniversityforWomen 

Tlie Mary Baldwin Magazine 23 

Come Home to Virgim 

Homecoming/Commencement Weekend '90 
Friday, May 25-Sunday, May 27 

A fun-packed Memorial Day Weekend for alumnae 

and their guests: Everything you expect from a 

traditional Homecoming Weekend in the 

Shenandoah Valley plus seminars, workshops, and 

other activities that will reacquaint you with Mary 

Baldwin and your fellow alumnae. 

Class Reunions: An intimate class dinner on Friday evening, the 
Parade of Classes on Saturday morning, and a class party on 
Saturday evening — plus all the time throughout the rest of the 
weekend — will give you the chance to catch up with all your old 

Fifty-Plus Club All classes prior to 1940 

50th Reunion Class of 1940 

*45th Reunion Classes of 1944, 1945, and 1946 

*40th Reunion Classes of 1949, 1950, and 1951 

25th Reunion Class of 1965 

20th Reunion Class of 1970 

15th Reunion Class of 1975 

10th Reunion Class of 1980 

5th Reunion Class of 1985 

2nd Reunion Class of 1988 

^Cluster reunion — see more friends in the same amount of 

24 May 1990 

Come Home to MBC! 

Commencement: All returning alumnae and their guests are invited to celebrate the graduation of the Class 
of 1990 to welcome our newest alumnae into the Alumnae Association. 

Saturday Seminars: This year's seminars wUl feature two alum- 
nae — Martha McMullan Aasen '51 and Ann Harden Pierce '70 — 
who each have a unique perspective on Africa as a result of their 
work there. Martha Aasen served as a member of the United 
Nations' task force that oversaw the elections in Namibia last faU, 
and Ann Pierce has conducted primate research in Africa with 
Jane Goodall, Diane Fossey, and others. 

Athletic Activities: Participate in the eighth annual fun run and 
walk, the tennis tournament, golf, or just make use of the Col- 
lege's racquetbaU, squash, or weight- training facilities. 

Arts Workshops: Join the versatile faculty of the visual arts and 
music for an informal demonstration of various aspects of the arts 
at Mary Baldwin. 

Accommodations in the residence halls will be made available, and a block 
of rooms has been reserved at a local motel. Program subject to change. 

Homecoming/Commencement Weekend Highlights 





"State of the College" Address by President 

Cynthia H. Tyson 
Campus tours 
Alumnae choir rehearsal 
All-alumnae reception with faculty 
Class Dinners 

Fun Run and Walk 

Bird Walk 

Saturday seminars 

Parade of Classes 

National Alumnae Association Meeting and 

Awards Ceremony 
Golf and tennis 
All-alumnae candlelight dirmer 
Class parties 

Alumnae Chapel with Alumnae Choir 
One Hundred Forty-Eighth Commencement 

For more information, write The Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary 
Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 24401. Or call 703/887-7007. 

The Mary Baldzviii Magazine 25 




The proceeds from this project of the Mary Baldwin Alumnae 
Association will benefit the Virginia L. Lester Scholarship Fund, which 
each year provides $2,500 towards the tuition of an alumna !egac>', a 
shident who is the daughter, granddaughter or sister of an alumna. In 
addition, each year we strive to inaease the endowment of this 
scholarship by $5,000, so that eventually the scholarship will be self- 

Since many of the items we offer are perishable, the Alumnae 
Association does not maintain a stock of most items. The items you 
order are shipped directly to you from the manufacturer. If you order 
more than one item, you will not receive your entire order at one time. 
Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for processing your order (6-8 weeks for 

Satisfaction guaranteed: All products featured in our catalog were 
tested and selected personally by members of the MBC Alumnae 
Association Finance Conrniittee. If your order does not arrive in good 
condition, the Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association will expedite a 
prompt replacement of the item. And if you are not satisfied with your 
order for any reason, we will gladly issue a hill refund. 
Joanne Reich '88 
MBC Alumnae Association 
Vice-President, Finance 

The MBC Sampler is actively soliciting products made by our alumnae. Please 
contact the Alumnae Office at 703/887-7007 for information. 


All tlie makings for a perfect salad packed in 
a wooden crate. Salad 
Herbs with Shallots, to use with 
wine and vinegar for a tangy 
dressing; Salad Crunch, a 
delectable medley of spices 
blended with sesame seeds, 
chives, and Dutch blue poppi/ 
seeds: and Garlic Parsley 

Order #A-2; $22.00 


Handmade Cheeses from the Mozzarella Company 

Owned and Operated by Paula Stephens Lambert '65 


A semi-soft, aged cow's milk cheese aged to 
develop a fidl flavor. Excellent plain or 
delicately seasoned with herbs or chiles. 
A magnificent blend of cheese 
made in the Italian tradition and the 
flavor of the American southwest. 
Sitnilar in texture to Monterey Jack. 
Waxed wheels IVi lbs each: 

Plain Order #D-1 

Texas Basil Order #D-2 

Ancho Chile Order #D-3 

All three cheeses Order #D4 


Fro7n the Virginia Diner 
Nothing tastes quite like top-grade, jumbo peanuts cooked in the 
Virginia tradition. These blanched peanuts come in a vacuum-sealed 
can tliat ensures fresh, crunchy peanuts with up to a year's shelf-life. 

IVi lb. salted 
IVi lb. imsalted 
21/2 lb. salted 
21/2 lb. unsalted 

Order #E-1 
Order #E-2 
Order #E-3 
Order #E4 



From the 

Herb Patch, Ltd. 

Owned and Operated by Diane Hillyer Copley '6! 


Our pure Vermont honey luis been crystallized to make it easier to spreai 
or spoon. One 8-oz. jar each Spiced Honei/, Lemon Honey, and Raspberry 
Honey in a gift box. Delicious! 

Order #A-1; $18.00 


TIk absolutely best dip mix you'll ever find. One jar each Letnon-Dill, 
Creamy Horseradish, and Mexican Ole. You'll want to use them in your 
cooking all the time, not just at party time. 

Order #A-3; $15.00 


A delightful alternative! Our peppermint/rosemary herb mixture keeps 
moths at bay. Clear box holds 8 individual sachets. Includes complete 
instructions for woolen storage. 

Order #A-4; $9.50 


Each includes fidl skeins of DMC floss, matermls, graph, and instructioi 
Makes an 8" x W picture. 

MBC Seal 

Order #X-4 


Administration Building 

Order #X-5 


Grafton Library 

Order #X-6 



MBC seal marked in color on 15" x 15" canvas. Persian yarn is provided 
for working the design. Backgrowul yarn is not included. 

Order #X-3; $40.00 

26 May 1990 




Black lacquer finish 
and hand-painted gold 
trim combine with time- 
less design for a truly elegant chair. 
Vie College seal is featured in gold on the back rest 

Boston rocker, cherry arms 
Boston rocker, black arms 
Captain's chair, cherry arms 
Captain's chair, black arms 
Side chair 
Child's rocker 

Order #J-1 $240.00 

Order #J-2 $230.00 

Order #J-3 $235.00 

Order #J4 $225.00 

Order #J-5 $150.00 

Order #J-6 $140.00 

Freight charge per chair: 
$33.00 (E. of Miss.) $40.00 (W. of Miss.) 


In gray with the Mary Baldwin seal in yellow, our 
heavy-duty siceats are made of a cottonlpolyester/rayon 
blend for durability and easy care. 

Sweatshirt (Large, X-large) Order #X-7 $25.00 

Sweatpants (Large, X-large) Order #X-8 $22.00 

Sweat set (Large, X-large) Order #X-9 $42.00 

Child's Sweatshirt Order #X-10 $15.00 


A beautifid brand-new design — of tlie 
Administration Building — is Iwnd-painted on each 
piece. The mirror and picture are framed in wood and 
leafed in silver tones. The desk box is walnut with brass 

Mirror (15" x 26") Order #1-1 $165.00 

Framed painting (10" x 15") Order #1-2 $130.00 
Desk box (12" x 7" x 2") Order #1-3 $165.00 


Item total 




$50 - 74 

$75 - 99 

Each additional $25 

Freight charge/chair 

East of Mississippi West of Mississippi 

$ 3.50 
$ 6.00 
$ 8.00 
$ 3.00 

$ 5.00 
$ 7.00 
$ 4.50 

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 

"Orders of 25 or more of one item may be purchased 

at a discount. Please contact the Alumnae Office at 

703/887-7007 for a wholesale price list. 


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On October 11, 1989 Becky Gibbs '88, assistant 
director of admissions, had dinner with alumnae 
from the Birmingham area. In attendance were Mary 
Jim Moore Guillen 72, Ann Robinson King '63, Anne 
Broyles-Proctor '83, and Jeanette Andrews '87. 


Palm Beach County 

Forty guidance counselors from Palm Beach 
County attended a luncheon with Dean Jim Lott at the 
John I. Leonard High School on January 24, 1 990. The 
luncheon was coordinated by Conni Atkins '72. Other 
alumnae in attendance were Sandy Storm Smith '66, 
Alice Wilson Matlock '47, and Bonnie Brackett 
Weaver '71. 



The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter held their Apple Day 
Party in October at Ivan Allen's Playhouse. President 
Tyson and LaRaine Raymond, director of chapter 
development, represented the College. 



In November, the Chicago Alumnae Chapter held a 
Mary Baldwin Sampler tasting party. Carroll Oliver 
Roach '84 hosted the party and Laura Catching Alex- 
ander '71, director of major gifts, represented the 



In October, the Balti- 
more Alumnae Chapter 
had a "Dessert and Dis- 
cussion" with Dean Jim 
Lott, Crista Cabe, execu- 
tive director of alumnae 
activities, and LaRaine 
Raymond. Whitney Mark- 
ley Denman '81 coordi- 
nated this event. 

Dean Lolt and Whifney Markley 
Denman '81. 


New York 

The New York Alumnae Chapter hosted a guidance 
counselor luncheon in early October with Elaine B. 
Liles, executive director of admissions. Judy Gallo- 
way-Totaro '69 was the coordinator for this event. 
Later in October, the chapter held an Apple Day Party 
at the offices of Helena Richard Frost '64. Twenty-one 
alumnae attended along with President Tyson and 
Crista Cabe. Mary Baldwin Sampler products were 
served as refreshments. 



Mary Wray Wiggins '81 was the hostess for a wine 
and cheese party in November. LaRaine Raymond 
represented the College at this event. 

Triad Area 

The chapter steering committee met at the Zevely 
House with LaRaine Raymond in November. Present 
were Barbara Knisely Roberts '73, Donna Neudorfer 
Earp '76, and Langhorn "Lannie" McCarthy Stinnette 



Helen "Pebble" Stone Moss '67 hosted the Tulsa 
Alumnae Chapter wine and cheese party in Novem- 
ber. Paula Stephens Lambert '65, owner/operator of 
the Mozarella Company, spoke to the group about 
her award winning cheeses. 



The Columbia Alumnae Chapter hosted an alum- 
nae/prospective student party at the home of Amelia 
Watson Usry '80 on November 9, 1 989. Elaine B. Liles 
was on hand to answer questions about Mary Bald- 
win College. 

28 May 1990 



Lanette Lehnerts Smith '83 and Valerie Wenger '81 
hosted a cocktail party in February at the Austin Club 
with Crista Cabe and LaRaine Raymond. 


The Dallas Alumnae Chapter has been very busy in 
the past few months. In October they hod a buffet 
dinner at the Dallas Museum. In November, President 
Tyson, Dr. John Rice, vice president for institutional 
advancement, and his wife, Grace, met with the 
chapter steering committee. In December, thirteen 
alumnae met for brunch. And in February, they had 
Adopt-A-High School training with Katherine Lich- 
tenberg, director of alumnae admissions, and held a 
steering committee meeting with Crista Cabe and 
LaRaine Raymond. 


The Houston Alumnae Chapter was also busy this 
winter. In November the alumnae got together for 
dinner and entertainment at Memorial Drive Country 
Club. Also in November, they hosted a prospective 
student party at LaMadelein's Bakery. Jo O'Neal 
Brueggeman '80 and Cynthia Knight Wier '68 coordi- 
nated this event with Elaine B. Liles. Emily Dethloff 
Ryan '63 hosted a current and prospective students 
party at her home during the Christmas break. In 
February, the Houston Alumnae Chapter was hostess 
to the Alumnae Board Executive Committee. Claudia 
Black Aycock '66 and her mother, Jane Mattox Turner 
'38, hosted a cocktail party for the committee. There 
was also a chapter dinner at LaMadelein's Bakery 
with Crista Cabe and LaRaine Raymond. 



Elaine B. Liles was the speaker at the guidance 
counselor luncheon the Charlottesville Alumnae 
Chapter hosted at the Farmington Country Club in 

November. In December, the chapter held a Mary 
Baldwin Sampler tasting party at the home of Zanne 
MacDonald '70. Katherine Lichtenberg attended. 

Eastern Shore 

Emma Padgett Fitzhugh '40 was the hostess for the 
October prospective student party with Jane Korne- 
gay '83, associate director of admissions. 

Northern Virginia 

The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter held a 
Mary Baldwin Sampler tasting party and Discov- 
ery Toy party at the home of Jane Blair '87 in mid- 


In July, the Richmond Alumnae Chapter hosted a 
picnic for the Doshisha students with approximately 
60 people in attendance. In September, they had 
Adopt-A-High School training with Katherine Lich- 
tenberg. Also in September, they held their Apple Day 
Party at the University of 
Richmond with President 
Tyson, Crista Cabe, 
LaRaine Raymond, Laura 
Catching Alexander '71, 
and Anne Mcintosh Hol- 
land '88, associate direc- 
tor of the annual fund. 
Seniors participated in 
CENTS in this city in Nov- 
ember. And in January 
alumnae had the pleasure 
of hearing Dr. Virginia 
Francisco '64 at the home 
of Elizabeth C. Spell '74. 


Thirty Mary Baldwin College alumnae participated 
in a Virginia Schools Party in Roanoke in early 


The Staunton Alumnae Chapter hosted a reception 
for prospective parents in conjunction with the Fall 
Overnights in September and November. Polly 
Baughan Moore '40 was the hostess for the chapter's 
annual Apple Day cocktail party. In November, the 
alumnae had the chance to hear part two of Dr. 
Patricia Menk's presentation on writing the history of 

Washington Metropolitan 

In January the chapter held a cocktail party in the 
Washington Building with Dr. John Rice and LaRaine 

Opposite page-top: NYC 
Apple Day party. (L to Rj Sue 
Achey '89, Anne Dorst '89 
Ingrid Erickson '89, and 
Lacey Leonard. 

This page left: Houston 
cocktail party in honor of the 
Executive Committee of the 
Alumnae Board of Directors, 
February 2, 1990. Hosts: 
(L to Rj Mrs. Claude Cray 
Turner (Jane Mattox Turner 
'38) and Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles L. Black Aycock 
(Claudia Turner Aycock '66). 

Below: (L to R) President 
Tyson, R.J. Landin Loderick 
'86, and Ansley Sage Gife 
'85 at the Richmond Chapter 
Apple Day parly, September 
17, 1989. 

The Man/ Baldivin Magazii 



Barron writes, "I now claim, 
and I think i am right, to be the 
oldest member of the Atlanta 
Chapter and the earliest MBS 
alumna still contributing to the 
Annual Fund." She is 92. 


MERS Brown and her 

husband, Henry, live at West- 
minster-Canterbury in Lynch- 
burg, VA. Jane soys they both 
enjoy good health and live full 
end satisfying lives. 
20g says she enjoys sharing 
her collection of dolls, anti- 
ques, and curios with her 
grandchildren and the chil- 
dren in her 5th and 6th grade 
Sunday School class. Her 
daughter. Dr. Kimberley 
Snow, teaches at the Univer- 
sity of California at Santa Bar- 
bara and has published a 
book. Word Play/Word 



has eight great-grandchildren 
and lives in Delroy Beach, FL, 
with her husband. Jack. 


Crosland '20 both live at 
Southminster in Charlotte, 
North Carolina. Lillian's son 
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and 
Mrs. John Crosland Jr., hosted 

the wedding breakfast for 
Sallie's granddaughter's wed- 
ding on August 5, 1989. 

cum and her husband will 
celebrate their 62nd wedding 
anniversary in June, 1990. 
They have two children, seven 
grandchildren and six great- 


Robertson has celebrated 
her 80th birthday. She says she 
and her husband, Richard, 
enjoy traveling, cruising, golf, 
and bridge. 


EMILY COBB Parks' hus 

band, Philip, died on October 

20, 1989. 


six great-grandchildren, thir- 
teen grandchildren and four 
children who live all over the 
world. Evelyn took a trip to 
Alaska in the fall of 1989. 
Nixon is almost blind, but re- 
mains active in the church, 
DAR, and American Legion 
Auxiliary. She has thirteen 
grandchildren and eight 


Visintainer writes that she 
and her husband. Otto, are in 
good health and take six or 
seven trips each year. They 
hove visited over two hundred 
countries and are presently 
planning trips to Portugal and 



ner's husband, Thomas, died 
on October 1, 1989, at Roa- 
noke Memorial Hospital after 
a long illness. 



five in the Daughters of 1812, 
Daughters of American Revo- 
lution, Colonial Domes, and 
the Mayflower Organization. 
She has token many interest- 
ing trips in the U.S. and 

husband died of Alzheimer's 
disease in 1 988. Louise is now 
a volunteer for the Alzheimer's 
Association in Richmond. 
Meacham has two grand- 
daughters. Her daughter-in- 
law is o sculptress and is plan- 
ning to show her work in 


Leibrock and her husband, 
Edward, celebrated their 50th 
anniversary this year with their 
four children and three grand- 


merman has a new great- 


Brown and her family took a 
marvelous trip to Australia, 
New Zealand, and Fiji. 
kins,retired MBC librarian, 
has a new grandson. She is 
busy with volunteer work, 
church, family visits and trips. 
and her husband enjoy their 
three grandsons and travel- 
ing. They have on adopted 
Chinese son, Lapthe, VMI 
Class of '87. Their daughter 
ter '73 lives nearby. 


simer has two children, four 
grandsons, and two great- 

man's daughter-in-law, 
'85, is a social worker at West- 
ern State Hospital in Staunton, 

Pope has a daughter and two 
sons; Mary Waties Pope Ken- 
nedy, Tom III and Gary; who 
practice low with their father, 
Thomas, at Pope and 
Hudgens, P. A. Tom's wife is 
has a new grandson. 
phy ond her husband ore en- 
joying travel and leisure since 

has fourteen grandchildren 
and six great-grandchildren. 
land's husband, Henry, died 
on May 8, 1 989, after suffering 
with Alzheimers disease for 
many years. 


Boyer said attending her 
50th reunion was one of the 
highlights of 1989 for her and 
her husband. Lacy. 
Hincll has toured London, 
Wales, York, Chester, Carli- 
sle, and the Lake District. 
JEAN YOUNG Moore and 
her husband, Jock, celebrated 
their 50th wedding anniver- 
sary on June 10, 1989, at a 
houseparty given by their chil- 
dren ot Mossanutten Resort. 
has moved for the first time in 
twenty-five years. She has five 
children, eight grandchildren 
and three great-grandchildren. 
TRONG Robertson writes 
that both she and her husband 
enjoyed the 50th reunion of the 
Classof 1939 in May, 1989. 


ATTA Derr was in England 

30 Mfly 1990 




The Sesquicentennial Cam- 
paign for Mary Baldwin College 
calls upon all the alumnae and 
friends of the College to honor 
150 years of excellence and 
achievement, during which Mary 
Baldwin has prepared women for a 
world of expanding opportunity. 

It is not a campaign which looks 
backwards, however, but a unified 
effort to move the College forward 
into the 21st century. It is a cam- 
paign which draws its vision from 
the desire to expand the traditions 
of the last century and a half into a 
new era of education. 

Mary Baldwin College is a plan- 
ning place, a future-oriented insti- 
tution, which takes as its mission 
the education of women toward a 
lifelong plan, shaped by the values 
and wisdom imparted through a 
superb liberal-arts curriculum. 

The 1840s gave rise to this 
marvelous College. The 1980s 
have been a decade of extraordi- 
nary success and national recogni- 
tion for Mary Baldwin College. 
The goal of The Sesquicentennial 
Campaign is to make the 1990s 
the capstone decade in which loyal 
supporters of the College seize the 
opportunity to secure for Mary 
Baldwin the future it has so stead- 
fastly earned. 

V E A R S 

IT "■' 111 !|' 1 '1 :| I'l', l..l:l 'JJ... 







Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 

Elizabeth "Liddy" 
Kirkpatrick Doenges '63 

Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 

No newcomer to efforts on 
behalf of Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege, Anna Kate Reid Hipp 
'63 now serves as National 
Co-Chair of The Sesquicen- 
tennial Campaign, after 
membership on the National 
Development Council of the 
College's New Dimensions 
Campaign in the early 1980s. 

Anna Kate became a trus- 
tee of Mary Baldwin in 1972. 
In addition to committee re- 
sponsibilities as a member of 
the Board of Trustees, she has 
offered assistance to the Col- 
lege as an admissions rep- 
resentative in South Carolina 
and as a class agent for the 
Annual Fund. In honor of her 
dedication to her alma mater, 
Anna Kate has received the 
Algernon Sydney Sullivan 
Award from the College. 

Anna Kate and her hus- 
band, Hayne, both products 
P of a Virginia undergraduate 
education, have a deep and 
abiding understanding of 
higher education, its oppor- 
tunities and its needs. Anna 
Kate's Mary Baldwin degree 
in English has given her a firm 
commitment to the College's 
liberal-arts curriculum. With 

two children in college, Mary 
and Reid, and another, Tres, 
with college plans in a year, 
the Hipp's commitment to ed- 
ucation becomes a family 

Anna Kate lives in Green- 
ville, South Carolina, but fre- 
quently spends time at her 
home on Pawley's Island. No 
matter where she is, however, 
Mary Baldwin is never far 
away, since Anna Kate 
earned her commercial pilot's 
license in 1970 and flies her- 
self to Staunton as often as 

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick 
Doenges '63 

"Liddy" Doenges '63 has 
served as National Co-Chair 
of The Sesquicentennial 
Campaign since 1986, and a 
member of the Mary Baldwin 
College Board of Trustees 
since 1982. 

A native of Virginia, Liddy 
earned her MBC degree in 
history and, later, refined her 
studies in art history from 
Sophia University in Tokyo, 
Japan. She now lives in Tulsa, 
Oklahoma, with her hus- 
band, Boh, and youngest 
daughter, Elizabeth. Daugh- 
ter Shannon is at college and 
son Conrad has recently 
joined NCNB in Chicago. 

Liddy has brought to the 
Sesquicentennial Campaign a 
strong commitment to the 
liberal arts, a history of 
leadership and seasoned 
organizational skills. She has 
served not only as President of 
the Arts and Humanities 
Council of Tulsa, but also as 
the Chairwoman of the State 
Arts Council of Oklahoma. 
Liddy is a member of the 
Board of Directors of the 
Mid-America Arts Alliance 
Board, as well as Chairwoman 
of the Tulsa Arts Commis- 
sion. Most recently, Liddy 
was elected Chairwoman of 
the Tulsa Performing Arts 
Center Trust. 

An active student while at 
Mary Baldwin, Liddy was 
elected to the Laurel Society 
and served on the Judiciary 
Council. Today her activity 
not only includes civic volun- 
teerism, but also physical fit- 
ness. She is an ardent and 
accomplished marathon run- 
ner who has completed the 
Boston, New York, and Ma- 
rine Corps marathons, among 
many others. 

Claire "Yum" Lewis 
Arnold '69 

Chairing the National 
Major Gifts Committee of 
The Sesquicentennial Cam- 
paign is alumna Claire "Yum" 
Lewis Arnold '69, an indi- 
vidual who is comfortable 
with numbers. As a math 
major at Mary Baldwin, Yum 
went on to take additional 
course work in the MBA pro- 
gram at Georgia State Uni- 
versity, and completed the 
Management Training Short 
Course at Harvard Business 

Today, Yum is president 
and owner of Nicotiana En- 
terprises, Inc. in Atlanta, a 
wholesale distribution com- 
pany employing 300 people 
and serving an eight-state 
area. In the little spare time 
she has available between her 
work and her family — hus- 
band Ross, and children Les- 
sie. Fielding and William — 
Yum has supported civic and 
cultural efforts in Atlanta, in- 
cluding the High Museum of 
Art, the Atlanta Arts Alli- 
ance, the Atlanta Botanical 
Gardens and The Paideia 

Nevertheless, Yum has un- 
flagging energy for Mary Bald- 

win College. She joined the 
College's Advisory Board of 
Visitors in 1976, and became 
a trustee of the College in 
1985. Yum's leadership ability 
at Mary Baldwin has its roots 
in her undergraduate years, 
when she was first the Junior 
Class President, and then 
President of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association. A little 
known fact is that Yum 
founded in 1968 the tradition 
of Junior Dad's Day, the cel- 
ebration during which stu- 
dents receive their Mary 
Baldwin ring. 

Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson be- 
came President of Mary Bald- 
win College in 1985, and 
immediately began the proc- 
ess of developing a new vision 
for the institution. Although 
she is well known and highly 
respected as a champion of 
the collegial management 
style and a seeker of consensus 
on planning issues, she is also 
recognized as a leader, a men- 
tor, and a friend who has the 
personal energy to chart the 
way into the future. 

Bom, raised, and educated 
in England, President Tyson 
first came to the United 
States as a Fulbright Scholar 
and Lecturer in 1959. This 
began for her a distinguished 
career in American higher ed- 
ucation in which her Ph.D. in 
English Language and Me- 

dieval English Literature from 
the University of Leeds led 
her first into faculty and later 
into administrative positions 
of increasing responsibility. 
Prior to coming to Mary Bald- 
win, she had served as Vice 
President for Academic Af- 
fairs and Chief Academic 
Officer at Queens College in 
Charlotte, North Carolina for 
eight years. 

President Tyson's awards, 
achievements, and honors in 
higher education, especially 
in the education of women, 
are numerous and of national 
significance. Within the 
Mary Baldwin College family, 
however, she is recognized 
first as a complex, highly 
motivated, and engaging 
colleague who lives the slogan 
of "personal attention to edu- 
cational needs." What they 
do not teach at Harvard's In- 
stitute for Educational Man- 
agement, from which she 
holds two certificates, is the 
humanity of higher edu- 
cation. President Tyson 
knows and remembers by 
name every alumna, student, 
and friend of the College, and 
they, in turn, have no doubt 
she values them highly as 

Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69 

Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 







The success of Mary Baldwin College has brought more students to its 
growing campus and national recognition for its programs and achieve- 
ments. In 1988-89, for example, enrollment climbed 10 percent to 
approximately 1,150 degree-seeking students, and the retention rate of the 
College maintained the record 86 percent set the year before. 

Mary Baldwin College graduates are leading the trend recently reported by the 
Women's College Coalition; 81 percent of the graduates of women's colleges are 
going on to graduate school, and many are entering traditionally male-dominated 
fields such as medicine and law. This compares favorably to a much lower 
percentage of women from coeducational institutions. To mold such achievers is 
the ultimate mission of Mary Baldwin College. 

Such success, however, brings new challenges and new opportunities. Mary 
Baldwin College cannot rest on the achievements of the past, but must prepare for 
the new generations of students to come. Several areas have been identified as 
crucial if the College is to meet the demands of the next century for educational 
excellence. Mary Baldwin College must make the most of its assets, improve its 
facilities, reward its faculty, and above all, strengthen its endowment and its 
Annual Fund. 

To achieve these goals the College has embarked on a $25 million campaign. 
With your support of The Sesquicentennial Campaign, Mary Baldwin College 
can strengthen endowment at all levels, develop and improve the campus, build 
the annual fund used for operational expenses, and provide vital program support. 


Substantial endowment 
is essential to the excel- 
lence of an academic insti- 
tution, and the first goal of 
The Sesquicentennial 
Campaign is, therefore, to 
increase endowment. 
Mary Baldwin's current en- 
dowment of approximately 
$15 million is inadequate 
to support the College's 

growing programs and 
scholarship needs. Com- 
pared with the endow- 
ments of colleges with 
which it competes, Mary 
Baldwin College ranks 
near the bottom. In fact, 
U.S. Mews & World Report 
noted in October, 1989, 
that although Mary Bald- 
win College is one of the 
ten top liberal-arts colleges 
in the South, its fiscal re- 
sources rank 36th of the 
110 colleges in the survey. 
None of Mary Baldwin's 
competitors made the ma- 
gazine's rankings, but each 
has a larger endowment. 



To be competitive as an 
institution and to provide 
the best learning environ- 
ment, the College must 
maintain and improve its 
facilities, as well as add 
new ones as required. 

Already much-needed 
renovation work has been 
done, including restora- 
tion of Memorial Resi- 
dence Hall and partial 
renovation of a number of 
major buildings. In addi- 
tion, construction of seven 
new tennis courts and a 
landscaping project to im- 
prove the entranceway 
have been completed. 


The Annual Fund is key 
to the daily operations of 
Mary Baldwin, and key to 
the College's success in the 
future. Annual giving by 
generous donors, particu- 
larly by alumnae, literally 
underwrites all aspects of 
College operations. These 
funds help increase faculty 
salaries, purchase new 
equipment, maintain the 
campus, pay for utilities, 
and provide financial aid 
for students. 



Academic and special 
program grants, especially 
those provided by corpora- 
tions and foundations, al- 
low Mary Baldwin College 
to improve and expand 
specific programs, and in- 
itiate others. 

for the International Associ- 
ation of Meteorologists and 
Atmospheric Physicists and 
attended a banquet at Hamp- 
ton Court. Mary is working on 
a book and enjoys playing 

daughter, Lisa, married Dan 
Tassos. Sally's son, Ted, and 
daughter-in-law, Peggy, have 
a daughter, Sara Elizabeth, 
born November, 1988. Both 
Ted and Lisa now live in San 


bertis "still alive and well — in 
spite of the disgusting state of 
the union." Her daughter, Kim, 
and family live in London, 
England, and her son, Bard, 
and his family live in Dallas. 
DORIS SILER Miller retired 
after thirty-six years as a 
teacher in Shenandoah 
County, VA. Her husband, 
James, is a retired banker. 
They have two children and 
three grandchildren. 
ham has five grandsons and 
three granddaughters. Her 
oldest grandson was an ex- 
change student in London for 
the winter quarter. 
chettes lives in Benicio, CA, 
and survived the October 17 
earthquake, unharmed. 
JANET CLINEHarman and 
her husband enjoyed their trip 
to Australia and New Zea- 
land. Their sons are still single. 
One is a bond trader in New 
York, and the other is with a 
bank in Delaware. 
added to her schedule two 
time-consuming volunteer 
jobs, at Faith Food Pantry and 
as assistant church historian. 
She is still golfing, enjoying 
genealogy, grandchildren, 
travel, and o few club meet- 

and her husband, John, en- 
joyed their three-week trip to 
New Zealand, "an exceed- 
ingly beautiful part of the 

Stiles, JANE CRAIG Mor- 
rison, and EVELYN EN- 

GLEMAN Mathews had a 

reunion in October at Smith 
Mountain Lake, Virginia. 
Anne's tenth grandchild was 
born in September. 
and her husband visit France 
nearly every year, giving her a 
chance to practice her MBC 
French as taught by Dr. Karl 
Shedd. Janet and BETTY 
BAILEY Hall visit occasion 

man has nine grandchildren. 
She plans to attend her 45th 
reunion in May, 1990. 


Overton has moved to Front 
Royal, VA, and hopes to find 
some other MBC graduates 
nearby. Bette's two daughters 
also live in Front Royal and her 
son lives in California. 
mayer works as a volunteer 
in the greetings office of the 
White House. She is also a vol- 
unteer typist for the recording 
service for the Physically 
Handicapped. Gloria has vis- 
ited with ANNE GARRETT 
Tanner and ELIZABETH 
TYREE Powell. 
Trickey visited Staunton for 
the 50th reunion of her Robert 
E. Lee High School class. 
received her master's degree 
in children's libraries and re- 
tired from the Mountain Dew 
School Library. She has six 
children and twelve grand- 

has been married for forty- 
five years and has two won- 
derful children and four 
wonderful grandchildren. She 
"loves MBC!" 


Roberts' husband, Dan, has 
retired, giving them more time 
for their eight grandchildren. 
Andrews was elecled presi- 
dent of the Washington- 
Northern Idaho Church 
Women United. She enjoyed 
herfirst common council of the 
Notional CWU Board in New 
Orleans, LA, m July, 1989. 
Laura has two granddaughters. 



and her husband, Kelly, are 
enjoying retirement and their 
four grandchildren. 
has three married children: 
Rebecca, Alexandra, and 

and her husband, George, are 
founders of Preservation of 
the Animal World Society. 
George is a recently retired 
geophysicisf. Sarah is also in- 
volved with the National Mu- 
seum of Women in the Arts, 
education, travel, and their 

Thomas hopes to attend her 
45th reunion in May, 1990. 
son has two daughters and 
two granddaughters. Carmen 
is involved in a creative writ- 
ing group, mostly poetry, in 
Houston, TX. 

Moore is expecting her tenth 
grandchild. Her daughters: 
fant 71 and ELIZABETH 
'74 are MBC legacies. 
visited recently and are look- 
ing forward to their 45th reun- 
ion in May, 1990. 
GAIL RILEY Blakey is en 
joying private practice as a 
clinical social worker. 



has a new grandchild. That 
makes six who are less than 
five years old! 

ELLEN Mcdonald Mlnet 
is a volunteer rosarion at the 
local 400-acre Arboretum and 
half of a four-honds-at-one- 
piono team which gives local 

Bralley and her husband, 
Jim, work with their son in the 
family-owned research and 

testing laboratory. Rosemary 
has paintings in Gallery V in 
Atlanta, GA, and exhibits at 
art shows in the Atlanta area. 
They enjoy their grandchil- 
dren and traveling around the 
world. Their daughter, Sandy, 
has three children and re- 
ceived her MD from Wiscon- 
sin Medical College in May, 

orated, moved to Bristol, TN, 
and assumed her maiden 

PEGGY HULL Caldwell is 
excited about her first grand- 

man has eight adorable 
grandchildren. She enjoys 
gardening, taveling, and tea 
parties with her three grand- 


ANN MARTIN Brodie and 

her husband, Scott, are active 
in church work, local cultural 
associations and volunteer 
groups. They travel in their 
motor home and recently 
spent a month traveling 
through Spoin in a rented car. 
None of their three children 
ore married; they are career- 
oriented right now. 
Smyth's husband, Gordon, 
is senior vice president of 
employee relations at E. I. 
DuPont and has enjoyed talk- 
ing about business/employee 
relations with Gordon Ham- 
mock's business management 
classes at Mary Baldwin. Her 
husband is retiring at the end 
of March, and they will spend 
more time in their home at 

guenin has two grandsons, 
and her daughter is expecting 
baby in May, 1990. 
men is excited about the arri- 
val of twin grandsons. 
LES Hamilton writes that her 
daughter, Ann, is on executive 
story consultant for the TV 
show "thirty something." Ann 
and her husband, John, have a 
son. Max, Mary's first grand- 
child. Mary's son, Tom, is a 
copy editor at the Michie 
Company in Charlottesville. 

The Mary Baldioin Magazine 31 


BETSY BERRY Williamson 

kept her three grandchildren, 
4, 6, and 8 years old, while 
their parents were in Hawaii 
during January. 
JO MULLIGAN Locke has a 
new granddaughter, the first 
girl in the family, born in May, 

joying retirement from the 
Lynchburg Public Schools. 
RUTH McBRYDE Hill has a 
new granddaughter, Katelyn 
Hill, born June 13, 1989. 
shear regrets that the plans 
for a Hill Top reunion at the 
Opryland Hotel in Nashville, 
TN, fell through. 
cent studied for two years at 
the Peabody Conservatory in 
Baltimore, MD, and was a pri- 
vate piano teacher until 1982. 
Her oldest daughter, JEAN 
VINCENT Bristor 72, at 
tended MBC for one year. 
close and her husband, Bill, 
travel at every opportunity. 
They enjoyed their trip to Figi, 
New Zealand, and Australia. 
negay has five grandchil- 
dren and is expecting two 

bers and her husband ore 
enjoying their "second chance" 
since his heart surgery in May, 
1989. Anne says it is better 
than a second honeymoon. 
seven grandchildren. Her 
daughter, CAROLYN 
AMOS Cook 73, married 
Larry Miller on September 30, 
1989, and lives in High Point, 


JEAN E. FARROW retired 
after twenty years with the 
Norfolk, VA, Public Schools as 
a teacher and as an elemen- 
tary school principal. 
Rhodes retired from teach- 
ing and is involved with vol- 
unteering, especially at the 
Methodist Church. She has 
three children and three 

has seven grandchildren. 
"Winks" says "You are only as 
old as you feel, and I'm hang- 
ing on to that." 
key is living in Izmit, Turkey, 
learning Turkish, and travel- 
ing. Her husband, Bill, is plant 
manager for o joint DuPont- 
Turkish venture. 


JEANE ASHBY Furrh is on 

the committee planning the 
40th reunion of the Class of 

bond, W. Fronklyn, died on 
August 22, 1989, following a 
long illness. Her daughter, 
SARAH Mccormick Tur- 
ner 74, and her son, Bryan, 
live in Chesterfield County, 
VA. Mary Katherine has three 

is working as on assistant 
teacher at the Community 
Child Care Center in Staunton, 

son and her husband. Bill, 
own and operate Punta Gorda 
Associates, a management 
consulting firm, from their 

Frances (Sisj Koblegard Harcus '50 and her husband, John, al 
Detroit's Old Dominion Day, held December 2, 1 989, at the home 
of Mary and R. K. Barton 


and her husband have retired 
and ore renting o ranch and 
playing golf. They are also ex- 
cited about their new grand- 
daughter, Kathryn LaMaster. 
is a grandmother. Tyler Robert 
Vi/aldron was born on Novem- 
ber?, 1988. 

Baugh is involved with home, 
family, and genealogy. Three 
of her four children are mar- 
ried, and she has two grand- 

ton's oldest son, Matthew, is 
a pastor at Whitz Memorial 
Church in Raleigh, NC. Mark 
is a soccer coach and director 
of recreation at Trinity Church 
in Atlanta, GA. 
WOOD McCormick's hus 

home in Punta Gordo, FL. They 
hove worked with the Acad- 
emy for Educational Develop- 
ment on college presidential 
searches and with the Na- 
tional Council for Resource 
Development on a fundraising 
workshop. They will be ad- 
junct faculty for Edison Com- 
munity College's Institute on 
Government Affairs. 
SIMPSON Williams and 
her husband, Benjamin, were 
in Germany and Belgium for a 
reunion of the V^'orld War II 
crossing of the Remogen. 


Notions task force in Namibia 
from October 25 to November 
21, 1989. Martha recently re- 
tired from her position as chief 
of the non-governmental op- 
erations in the Department of 
Public Information at the 
United Nations. 
MARY LUTZ Grantham 
has two grandchildren, 
Katherine Elizabeth Magee 
and Daniel Preston Cahoon. 
Mary plans to attend the 40th 
Reunion of the class of '51 in 
May 1990. 

no's father, who was eighty- 
six years old, died April 30, 

Wall has three daughters, all 
in the Chicago area, and two 
grandchildren. Diane spent a 
weekend with Donna Davis 
Browne and other Kansas City 
friends in Lake Lure, NC. Her 
husband, Richard, retired as a 
doctor, but they are busy with 
other endeavors including the 
MBC England Literary Trip in 
May, 1990. 


Aasen served as an electoral 
supervisor with the United 

Whitman graduated from 
SMU in 1953 with a major in 
French. Patricia is the mother 
of three sons and owner/di- 
rector of PMW Gallery in 
Stamford, CT, which exhibits 
works of contemporary artists 
in all medio. 

ley is the founder and execu- 
tive director of the downtown 
Son Antonio Performing Arts 
Association which brings 
music and dance perform- 
ances to the city including pre- 
sentations by The Joffrey 
Ballet, Vienna Choir Boys, 
Marcel Marceau, and the Lon- 
don Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Margaret also has o weekly 
radio program from Trinity 
University's KRTU-FM which 
features interviews with im- 
portant members of the arts 

JANET R. Steelman has 
seven grandchildren. She and 
her husband bought a house in 
Lottsburg, VA, and plan to re- 
tire there in two years. 
Snell sold her business and 
retired in January, 1989. Re- 
becca has two granddough- 

ters and two grandsons. Her 
daughter, ANNE SNELL 
McNeil, graduated from 
Mary Baldwin in 1978. 



linger has five children: 
James, who graduated from 
Harvard in 1983; Jennifer, 
who earned her degree from 
the University of Chicago in 
1987; David, who received his 
from William and Mary in 
1988; Sarah, a senior at Dick- 
inson College; and Susannah, 
a senior at St. Agnes in Alex- 
andria, VA. 

sor has two grandsons. 
JOAN JOHN Grine s still 
painting and teaching some 
classes. Her husband has just 

Shannon is pursuing her 
freelance writing career. She 
writes for Church Educator, 
Church Teachers, Instructor, 
]nd Roanoke Times & World 
News. She had a poem pub- 
ished in the Roanoke Review , 
he Roanoke College literary 


ilORMA BALL Heurer has 

fo grandchildren. 

ichmldt's oldest daughter, 
)onna, is in Germany and her 
oungest daughter, Martha, 
/as married in November, 

INN HUNTER Murray is 
ow a grandmother. 
tIANE EVANS Wood has a 
ew granddaughter. 
tONIA CRAIG Dickerson 
srved as decent at the Major 
Salleries in London in 1989 
nd is serving as docent in 
oris in 1990. Donia is also 
!Cturing in art appreciation 
n the QE2. 

EE PIERCE Mosso is active 
1 the Unitarian Church as 
hoir Director and on the 
oord of Trustees. Lee and her 
usband, Dave, enjoy their 
iree grandchildren and their 
Jmmer home on Nantucket. 


very excited over her new 
daughter-in-law, on assistant 
headmistress and biology 
teacher at North Delta School, 

Matthew, a lieutenant in the 
Navy, was married in Lynch- 
burg, VA, in April 1989. 


Deemer is chair of the exec- 
utive committee at Health 
Care Medical Facilities and 
on the parent council at James 
Madison University. 
ern is toking the Literary Pil- 
grimage to England with 
President Tyson in June. 



and her husband, Warren, 
have two MBC prospects, 
Amanda Crews Warrington 
for the entering year of 2006 
and Morgan Page Warrington 
for 2007. 

ROW Turner is head librar- 
ian at Dekalb College, North 
Campus, Dunwood, GA. 



received her master's degree 
in social work administration 
and planning from the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee in May 1 989 
bau is moving to Hope 
Springs Farm for Children, 
inc., in Smithsburg, MD, and 
will be in charge of all foster 

was elected to a four-year 
term on the city council of 
Frederick, MD. 
bell is alive and well in New 
Orleans, LA. 

son has moved to Birming- 
ham, AL. 

Mason does volunteer work 
at Episcopal High School in 
Houston, TX. She has six chil- 
dren, two of whom are still in 
high school. 

ANN ATHEY Barroll hod a 
wonderful time on a cruise to 
London, Paris, and Switzer- 
land in September. 


son's daughter is moving to 
Australia after her marriage in 
May to on Australian. 
daughter was married to Wil- 
liam J. Hanrohon, Jr., on Oc- 
tober 7, 1989, and spent her 
honeymoon in Europe. 
Eman and her husband, 
Glenn, live in Houston, TX. 
Their daughters have grad- 
uated from college and ore 

sell returned to school as a 
librarian at Isidore Newman 
School in New Orleans, LA, 
after the death of her husband. 
Her daughter, Katherine, will 
graduate from the University 
of Virginia and her son, who 
plans to attend the University 
of Oklahoma, will graduate 
from Newman High School in 
May, 1990. 

VICKY HILL Rimstldt is at- 
tending the Memphis College 
of Art. 

nard is busy with volunteer 
work, her home, and her fam- 
ily. Her husband, Dan, is with 
Financial Programs in Denver. 
Their second grandson was 
born November 2, 1989. 


Craig has established a bed- 
and-breakfost at the Colonial 
Capital in Williamsburg, VA. 
MARY NEELMathis is writ 
ing and speaking on the need 
for income taxes in Texas. As a 
CPA, she has been an "expert 
witness" in several interesting 
lawsuits ranging from torna- 
does and divorces to farm- 
workers' rights. 
Mumford will receive her 

master's degree in social work 
in May, 1990. 

Fisher is alive and well after 
the California earthquake. 
lins is renovoting a Victorian 
house and doing free-lance 
costume and fashion design 
and pattern making in Mont- 
clair, NJ. 

son, Charlie, is at Princeton, 
daughter, Ashley, is at Wash- 
ington and Lee, and son, 
Greor, is at the University of 

genheim IS the Arkansas 
coordinator for Peace Links, o 
member of the auxiliary of the 
University of Arkansas Medi- 
cal School, and docent, board 
member, and program chair 
of the Fine Arts Club of the 
Arkansas Arts Center. 
Waters recently retired. 
SUSAN ELY Ryan has re 
tired after twenty-five years as 
an English teacher. 
Quarles is involved in Wom- 
en's Aglow Fellowship and 
her husband is still in environ- 
mental law with a large firm in 
Washington, DC. Daughter, 
Laura, is at Harvard Business 
School, daughter, Noncy, was 
married last summer, son, 
Jack, is a junior at Yale, and 
son, Benjamin, is in the seventh 

miller received her MA in 
higher education-adult edu- 
cation from Appalachian 
State University. 



writes that her husband, Paul 
is, "my 'Mary Baldwin hus- 
band.' He supports higher an- 
nual giving to MBC rather than 
to his alma maters because 
MBC needs it more. Challenge 
to the Class of '62! Convince 
your husbands and/or friends 
to be 'Mary Baldwin hus- 
bands' and come back to see 
what a wonderful place MBC 

ERY Fonville's oldest child 
graduated from Suwannee 
and is working for their com- 
pany in Kenya. The youngest 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 33 

child is a freshman at 
Georgetown Foreign Service 
school, and the second child is 
attending the University of 
Navori Veterinary School. 
Roberta is getting a divorce 
and attending architecture 

LUCY PRATER Allison and 
her former roommate, 
ford, see each other often. 
Lucy's husband, Dan, is very 
active in the anti-abortion 
movement. Their daughter, 
Liza, is a senior at Birmingham 
Southern and their daughter, 
Julie, is a sophomore at 

nedy is employed by the Aio- 
bama Society for Sleep 
Disorders. Lynn v^rites, "I wont 
you to know that my college 
education at Mary Baldwin 
has helped me tremendously 
in my present vocation. Who 
would have ever thought that I 
would be writing publications 
that are distributed nation- 
wide and that I would be peer 
counseling with others who 
have sleep disorders like I do! 
The educational background 
and confidence that I received 
made this oil possible." 
Hayes' oldest son, Kelly, is 
engaged, and her second son 
is a first lieutenant in the Air 
Force and stationed at Long- 
ley Air Force Base. 
NANCY NEAL Geddings' 
son is at Ferrum and her 
daughter is a tenth grader. 
IVA ZEILER Lucas has a 
Russian philosopher as a 
house guest. Her daughter. 
Holly, was married in June, 

Wallace is a realtor with 
Bowers, Nelms and Fonville, 
as are other MBC alumnae 
Johnson '64 and JACQUE- 
LINE SENNA Westfall 58 
Douglas is serving on the 
Board of Directors for the 
Richmond Association of 
Realtors. Her daughter LEE 
WALLACE '92 loves MBC. 


Hatcher attended the wed- 
ding of her godchild, Anne 
Tenbrook, daughter of Ju- 
dith's MBC roommate, 

son, Kemper, is working for 
ICF Resources, a consulting 
firm in the Washington, DC 
area, and Ragon is starting to 
apply to medical schools. 
Hawkins' daughter, Jen- 
nifer, is a junior at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, and her son, 
Fred, is a freshman at Old Do- 
minion University. Carolyn 
and her husband, Frear, are 
on the homestretch of "doing 
up" an older home. 
guidance counselor at Oak 
Mountain Academy in Car- 
rollton, GA, and is pleased to 
recommend MBC to the 

Hefler is currently doing in- 
terviews with prospective 
adoptive parents for an 
agency involved with interna- 
tional adoptions. Her son, Da- 
vid, is six and in the first grade. 



THOMPSON Rucker has 

moved to 7412 Eldoredo 
Street, McLean, VA 22102. 

mann and her husband. Bob, 
ore very proud of their 
daughters. Leslie graduated in 
1989 from the University of 
Virginia and is working 
toward a master's degree at 
Tulone University; and Ashley 
is sophomore at Randolph- 
Macon College. 
blood has taught high school 
social studies courses for 
twenty-five years. 
is the first chairman of the 
President's Council of Burg- 
doff Realtors. The position is 
to be filled annually by the 
previous year's top soles 
associate. Byrd has served on 
the Mary Baldwin College 
Alumnae Association Board 
of Directors. 

Ferrell's daughter is a fresh- 
man at Smith College. 

Kelleher is librarian at the 
Willmar Community College 
in Willmar, MN. 
ANNE SMITH Edwards is 
teaching a course, "Commu- 
nity and Organization," at 
Virginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity and is administrator for 
the London County Agency on 

Nolte has the number one 
dairy goat herd in the country. 
Dr. Nolte is fighting drugs and 
the spread of the city (Port- 
land) to their farm and all rural 

ner's daughter, Kim, is a 
sophomore at Kenyon College 
in Ohio. 

teaches horseback riding. 
Keesee has a new grand- 
child, McKinsey Elizabeth 

man has almost completed 
her master's degree in edu- 
cation at Virginia Common- 
wealth University. Her son 
attends the University of 

is the department choir of lan- 
guages at St. Andrew's School 
in Boca Raton. She met with 
Dr. Julian Manas this summer 
while taking a group of stu- 
dents to Madrid. Her husband 
works for First Federal Sav- 
ings and Loon; son Jonathan is 
freshman at Tufts University; 
and Michael is attending 
North Broward School. 


runs summertime bed-and- 
breokfost in her Halifax 
County home, which has been 
in her family for five genera- 
tions. In the winter, Mary ca- 
ters in the Washington, DC, 

lister and her family spent 
two weeks in England visiting 
her sister, JEANNE JACK- 
SON '72, and her family. 
Jeanne's husband is studying 
for o degree from Oxford. 
was co-chair of the annual Su- 
san G. Komen Foundation 
Awards Luncheon. The lunch- 
eon honors those who played 
prominent roles in breast 
cancer research and serves as 
a fund-raiser for future 

son, Lee graduated from East 
Texas State, was commis- 
sioned as second lieutenant 
in the Air Force and has mar- 
ried. Her daughter, Linda, was 
valedictorian at her high 
school graduation and is a 
freshman at Appalachian 
State University in Boone, NC. 


Elizabeth Byrd Williams 
Abbott '64, first chairman of 
the President's Council of 
Burgdorff Realtors in 
Bernardsville, NJ 

derson is a real estate agent 
in northern Virginia. Her son, 
Zeb, is a junior at Duke Uni- 
versity, and her daughter, 
Kate, will start college next 

and her husband, Bill, moved 
to Cary, NC. Their son, Jeff, is 
sixteen and busy driving and 
running cross country. Their 
daughter, Sara, is eleven and 
studying jazz and ballet. 
ton is the adult homes spe- 
cialist for Wake County, NC. 
She is excited about returning 
to her area of study and train- 
ing — social work. Her son 
Eric, 13, is a budding actor 
and guitarist. 

der is teaching school. 
married Lin Smith in April, 
1988. Dr. Campbell retains 
her name. 

Lamb's daughter is a fresh- 
man at MBC. 

34 May 1930 

nedy is director of consular 
training at the Department of 
State. Her tiusbond, Patrick, 
travels frequently with the Sec- 
retary of State. 

ANN S. Cooke is living in 
the wine country of California 
and working to save the farm- 
lands. Her home in the Marina 
district of San Francisco 
escaped the earthquake 

daughter is a freshman in col- 
lege and her son is a junior. 
Anne is doing research on 
mothers and first children at 
the University of Minnesota. 
ceived at BA in journalism 
from Augusta College and is a 
freelance writer. Her daugh- 
ter, Courtney Howard, at- 
tended MBC and transferred 
to the University of Georgia. 
Her son, Lorick Howard, Jr., is 
a student at Augusta College, 
and her daughter, Kathleen 
Mele, is in the fourth grade. 
husband, Robert, is running 
for governor of the State of 
Ohio. Hope is president of 
Citizens Against Substance 
Abuse and the Ohio Associa- 
tion of Parents for Drug Free 
Youth. They have a daughter 
who is 10 years old. 
Jackson married William 
Edward Lohmiller on Novem- 
ber 1 9, 1 988. She has two chil- 
dren: Kathy, 21,and Rob, 19. 
Kothryn is assistant executive 
director of Lutheran Ministries 
of Florida, directing social 
service programs in the north 
region of Florida. 


Rogers' daughter, Lisa, 
graduated from MBC in June, 

actively involved in working 
for peace. With a Miami con- 
ference UCC Study Tour she 
visited churches and com- 
munities in Nicaragua and El 
Salvador during October, 

son, Ladson, attended Suwan- 

Mary Cwen Holsy Lyda '69 and Jo Ann Hoffman Jay 70, Becky 
Chapman Williams '68, Judith Wade '69, Travis Renzel Lee '70, 
and Gail fialsey Levine '71 at Water Mill, NY, for the October 7, 
1989, wedding of Mary Gwen to George Lyda. 



elected County Commissioner 
for Chatham County, Savan- 
nah, GA. 

moved from northern Virginia 
to Severno Pork, MD. 
SUSAN PAUL Firestone 
was the artist-in-residence at 
the University of Georgia's 
program for graduate stu- 
dents in Cortona, Italy, during 
the summer of 1989. 
hoffs daughter is a sopho- 
more at Rollins College. 
ford writes that her daughter, 
'89, has started graduate 
school at the Baylor College of 
Medicine in Houston and 
loves it. 

Woodward's son, Jim, is a 
freshman at the University of 
Virginia. Her daughter, Betsy, 
is in the tenth grade and was 
active in the march on Wash- 
ington for the homeless. 
Matthew, is now a year old 
and "keeping her hopping." 
LOIS LUNDIE Spence is 
working on a PhD in science 
education at North Carolina 
State University. She says her 
Sea Grant job has continued 
to be fascinating and diverse 
in projects. 

LONNA DALE Harkrader 
Williamson in Ancriam, NY. 
Fohl was married to William 
Van Arnold in January, 1989. 
Their second book. When You 
Are Alone, was published by 
Westminster John Knox Press 
in March, 1990. Margaret is 
the associate pastor for Pas- 
toral Care at Bryn Mawr Pres- 
byterian Church in Bryn Mawr, 

moved to Richmond, VA, with 
her husband, and daughters. 
They miss Atlanta, but are 
happy in their new home. 
son loves being back in the 
Atlanta area. She is busy 
teaching preschool and with 
the many activities of her chil- 
dren — Alan, fifth grade and 
Pency, second grade. 
pher has her hands full taking 
care of her daughter Mar- 
garet 5, and twin sons Peter 
and Philip, 1. 

right is pleased that her son, 
Thomas, is an ADP student at 
MBC majoring in accounting. 
He has also received a degree 
from Virginia Tech. 



just finished working in Mex- 

ico on the Arnold Sworzeno- 
ger movie. Total Recall. 
and her family enjoy living in 
Northern California despite 
the earthquake. 
The Reverend MARY 
JANE WIRTZ Winter is di 
rector of alumni/ae and con- 
stituency relations at Union 
Theological Seminary in Rich- 
mond, VA. 

lor is an art consultant and 
imports art from Haiti. Betty 
just finished working on the 
Sorasota-Brodenton Airport 
in Sarasota, FL which features 
giant tank with live sharks. 
just celebrated her 20th wed- 
ding anniversary. She is active 
in community organizations; 
her favorite at the moment is 
the School Board. Anno has 
three daughters: Tru, 13, 
CeCe, 1 1, and Jenny, 8. 
ALICE EICHOLD has been a 
student at the International 
Space University. 
LYNN WHITE Cobb has 
moved to Columbia, SC. 
Barker is enjoying the Pacific 
Northwest. Suzanne teaches 
kindergarten, ploys tennis, 
rides horses, and attends 
sporting events with her two 

JUDITH WADE enjoyed a 
mini-reunion with JO ANN 
HOFFMAN Jay 70, 
Lee 70, GAIL HALSEY Le- 
vine 70 and REBECCA 
CHAPMAN Williams '68 at 
the October 7, 1989, wedding 
Tyda '69 

Solberg is an administrative 
officer of the Deschutes 
National Forest and her hus- 
band, Terry, is supervisor of 
the Ochoco National Forest. 
"The sun shines over 300 days 
a year in central Oregon!" 
ANN LEWIS Vaughn and 
her husband, Tom, just re- 
ceived the District Award of 
Merit for their work in Cub and 
Boy Scouting. Their son Scottie 
is 14, and Jay is 1 1. 
liams enjoys teaching 
elementary school science. 
Her daughter Sarah is a high 
school senior and is involved 
with cheerleading and apply- 
ing for college. 

Tlie Mary Baldwin Magazine 35 

James is working on her PhD 
in art history at the University 
of Virginia. She writes, "I am 
holding my own with my 
twenty-five-year-old class- 
mates. It is rigorous, but great. 
I love it!" 

lefte continues to give an 
English conversation class to 
"working" mothers once a 
week. She has started a class 
for 9 to 12-year olds, a new 
experience since her previous 
teaching experience has been 
with adults only. She is on the 
PTA board, serves as hostess 
for the I'Etong la Ville Wel- 
come Committee, and is in- 
volved with a patchwork class. 
She also ferries her children- 
Edouard, 1, Elisabeth, 7, 
Emily, 9, and Charlie, 10, to 
their different schools and 
extra-curricular activities. 



Brown is senior vice presi- 
dent of NCNB, Texas. Her hus- 
bond, Forrest, practices 
dermatology. They have two 
children: Virginia, S'A, and 
Forrest, 2. 

and her husband spent a 
challenging and fulfilling 1989 
designing and building a new 

has opened her own fundrois- 
ing business and has a seven- 
year-old son. 

ALICE KERR Laird is a stu 
dent at Lutheran Seminary at 
Gettysburg, PA. She has two 
children: Michael, 12, and 
Katie, 10. 

son's husband, Tom, is vice 
president of Andersen and 
Strudwick brokerage firm. 
They ore parents of twins born 
in January, 1988. 
ley has two daughters: Ken- 
dall, 9, and Katherine, 8. 
has two boys, ages 14 end 9. 
She is a volunteer at the boys' 
school, for the Junior League, 
and in the State Attorney's of- 
fice in Miami, FL. 
JANE SMITH Hopkins' 
daughter, Vi'hitney, is follow- 
ing in her father's footsteps 
and attending Vi'ashington 

and Lee in Lexington, VA. Ken- 
dall is a freshman in high 
school and Kylie is in first 

hoping to see ANN "JODY" 
McLaughlin Myers, and 
their 20th reunion in May, 
1990. "How about it, girls?" 
Bartleft works part-lime as a 
medical technologist and as a 
lower school admissions sec- 
retary. Her husband is on ad- 
miralty attorney. They hove a 
son, 13, and a daughter, 8. 

Baltimore, MD, as a clinical 
dietitian. She has two sons, 
Emmet, 5, and Clifford, 4. 


Goh's son, Jeffrey, cele- 
brated his first birthday in Oc- 
tober 1989. 

MARY MURRIN Painter is 
in the third year of owning and 
operating "Virginia Natures," 
wildflower nurser/ in Hume, 
VA. She continues to raise 
boys and horses. 
ANN E. ALLEN Czerner is 
living in Kaiserslautern, V\/est 
Germany, where her husband, 
Fred, is deputy chief of staff, 
plans and programs for the 
European Communications 

Fore has resumed use of her 
maiden name and lives in 
Richmond, VA. 

Griffith has four children- 
Andrew, Joseph, Thomas and 
Kothryn. She is a docent at the 
Notional Gallery of Art and 
recently went to the mountains 
of Hoiti on a school building 

and her children are in a new 
house, and she is working on 
graduate courses in library 
science at the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 

ley and her husband. Wade, 
live in McDonough, GA, and 
have three children, Philip, 1, 
William, 11, and Joseph, 6. 
ROBIN SPENCE is vork mg 
at Union Memorial Hospital in 


Smith is expecting her sec- 
ond child. 

and her husband, Tom, live in 
Winston-Salem, NC, where he 
is with IBM. They hove opened 
computer-generated sign 
company with another part- 
ner. Marianne has three chil- 
dren: Brian, 7, Peter, 4, and 
Katie, IVi. 

Burgess is the executive di- 
rector of Crittenton in Nash- 
ville, TN. 

works at the Savannah River 
site nuclear plant near Aiken, 
GA. She broke her bock fall- 
ing off a horse lost October, 
but is recovering nicely. 
r/ie Spirit of the Times: 
Amusement in 19th-century 
Baltimore, Norfolk and Rich- 
mond has been published by 
the University of Virginia 
Press. Patricia lives in Char- 
lottesville, VA. 

derson is public services di- 
rector chief of the Arlington 
County, VA, Department of 

Fleishman has three chil- 
dren: Leanie, 14, Margaret, 9, 
and Nathan, 6. They have 
moved to a 150-acre form 
near Eden, NC, and she is en- 
joying horses. Virginia works 
part-time as a medical techni- 
cian and her husband, Henry, 
is a surgeon. 

moved to Biloxi, MS, where 
her husband is the director of 
pastoral care for the Air Force 
regional medical center at 
Keesler AFB. 


Sherwood lives in Martins- 
ville, VA, and her sister CAR- 

junior at MBC. 


QUHARSON Lawson, a 

senior vice president for 
NCNB Services, Inc., has 
moved to Charlotte, NC, and 
will lead a teller automation 
project. Punkie is a class agent 
for MBC, member of the North 
Carolina State University Hu- 
manities Foundation, and a 
member of the budget and 
finance committee of the 
American Heart Association 
and secretary of its North 
Carolina affiliate. 
AMOS Miller married Lorry 
Milleron September 30, 1989. 
She has three children and is 
vice president for regional 
soles and marketing manager 
for the Piedmont region of the 
First Union National Bank in 
High Point, NC. 
ANNE PAUL Majak is a 
school psychologist in Palm 
Beach County, FL. 


BRYL BARNES lerardi 

moved from New Canaan to 
Formington, CT. 


was promoted to vice presi- 
dent of Administrative and 
Technical Services of Rich- 
mond Metropolitan Blood 
Service in Richmond, VA. 
ner is first vice president of 
the mortgage banking firm 
York Associates in Marietta, 

ANNE MERRY Bell retired 
from teaching to raise her 
three-year-old son, and to 
play golf and tennis. Anne 
hves in Augusta, GA. 
Mann, of New Wilmington, 
PA, has two daughters: Court- 
ney, 7, and Lauren, 4'/;. She 
works part-time in the music 
department at Westminster 
College, teaching elementary 
education majors how to use 
music in their classrooms. She 
also teaches music at a 
nursery school. Her husband, 
Jess, is associate dean of the 
college and professor of 
French at Westminster. 
lace successfully led a com- 
munity effort to defeat a 
proposal for a moss burn gar- 
bage incinerator in Jackson- 

36 May 1990 

ville, FL. She was awarded the 
1989 Lee and Mimi Adams En- 
vironmental Award. 
Stikes is stationed in Ger- 
many with the army. She hopes 
to make it to her 15th class 

Orne is a paralegal for Tuck 
and Connelly in Richmond, 
VA. Her husband, Jonathan, is 
assistant general counsel for 
the Virginia State Corporation 

lives in Houston, TX, and is 
busy with her three daughters: 
Cabell, 7, Whitney, 5, ond 
Hadley, 2. 

BRANK Chrome is fixing up 
a new home — a "handy- 
woman special." She has two 
children: Jeanie, 3, and Joe 
Jr., 1, who ore very active. 
moved to a new home office in 
June, 1989. Her husband, 
Manuel, has two dental offices 
which keep her busy with out- 
side activities. They have three 
daughters — Maria, 6, Laura, 
4, and Julia Rebecca, 2 — and 
are expecting a fourth child. 
DON Allison and her son 
Neville, 9, led a group of for- 
mer French students on a two 
week trip to London, Paris, 
Nice and Florence in July, 
1 989. Dee writes, " It was won- 
derful to be in France for the 

MOLLY ELY Hunter has 
two children, John, 9, and 
Robert, 6. Her husband, 
Johnny, works as a petroleum 
landman, and she works in the 
admission office of her chil- 
dren's school, St. Paul's Epis- 
copal School in Mobile, AL. 
McCULLOUGH Ferguson 
has two children, Georgia and 
Jake. Mary and her husband 
are waiting to adopt a third. 
They live in Dallas, TX. 
and her husband, John, and 
four children are receiving in- 
struction in French in Quebec. 
They will then move to Benin, 
Africa, OS missionaries. 

and Philip, 3. Melinda and her 
husband, Charles, celebrated 
their 13th wedding anniver- 
sary. She is busy with the chil- 
dren's activities, teaching 
Sunday School and serving as 
treasurer of the elementary 
school PTA. 

her husband celebrated their 
13th anniversary ond the birth 
of their first child, Grier Ed- 
ward, in 1989. Zoe has retired 
as a marketing representative 
and enjoyed the free time dur- 
ing her pregnancy, but re- 
cently started a business, 
"Zoe's Unusual Clothes" in 
Corpus Christi, TX. 
lard's children— Chase, 7, 
and Brandon, i — are meeting 
interesting new friends and 
enjoying their different and 
exciting life in Hong Kong. 
DANA LECKIE s regional 
manager for the Continental 
Rehabilitation Resources Divi- 
sion of Continental Insurance 
Company and has moved to 
Atlanta, GA. 

assistant nurse manager of the 
cardioc stepdown unit at Rich- 
mond Memorial Hospital. 




gos has two children: Alan, 6, 


is working on a moster's de- 
gree in psychology at Old Do- 
minion University in Norfolk, 

MARY JO vonTURY has 
played "Myro" in Deathtrap 
on Long Island and at the Lake 
Placid Center for the Arts. She 
has done some voice-over 
work on TV commercials. 
Mory Jo who lives in New 
York, NY, is also singing and 
playing her guitar at various 

is director of nuclear magnetic 
resonance for Miles Pharma- 
ceuticals in New 
Haven, CT. Dr. Heald has 
three children. 

is enjoying her two-year sab- 
batical from Bell Atlantic to 
care for her daughter, Molly. 
Melissa's husband, Tom, is 
teaching at Duquesne Univer- 
sity in Pittsburgh, PA. 
tired from Commerce Bank to 

enjoy her one-year old son, 
Coleman. Her husband, 
Bruce, is vice president of Util 
Corp United, a gas and utility 
company based in Kansas 
City, KA. 

han practices low part-time 
at Lenahon and Dempsey, PC 
in Scronton, Pennsylvania. 
JILL BEYMER Stevens, her 
husband, Ralph, and their 
daughter, Whitney, are happy 
in Huntington, WV. 
Rodgers is expecting her 
third child in April 1989. Mir- 
iam is 7 and Baxter 2'/2. Toot- 
sie's Children's Shoes in 
Columbia, SC, is in its second 

Ward, and her husband, T. 
Bestor, have two children, 
Reilly Kotheryne and Thomas 
Bestor Ward, IV. They live in 
Mobile, AL. 

now married to Mark Gran- 
ville Boush, whom she met at 
Virginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity while working on a de- 
gree in interior design. She is 
teaching eighth-grade science 
and is a freelance interior de- 
signer for Ukrop's Super- 
markets, Inc. in Richmond, VA. 
Her husband is o representa- 
tive for Bentley Carpets. 
is excited about her advertis- 
ing agency in Raleigh, NC, 
which provides brochures, 
flyers, and report covers for 
technical environmental 

ELOISE CLYDE Chandler is 
owner and principal of on in- 
vestment management firm in 
Virginia Beach, VA. She has 
three daughters: Patsy, born 
September 8, 1989; Mimi, 6; 
and Caroline, 4. 


Harcus and her husband, 
Sinclair, are delighted to be 
building a new house in Mar- 
tinsville, VA. 

McAlpin and her husband, 
Morgan, have two children 
and are living in Savannah, 

Brandenburg has a 

daughter, Jesse Lynn, 2. Her 
husband, Barry, is a Latin 
teacher and coaches tennis 
and soccer. Jane still rides 
horses and is involved in vol- 
unteer community projects. 
Smith's husband, Roger, 
died in June, 1989 of aplastic 
anemia. She works at Riggs 
Notional Bonk of Virginia in 
McLean, VA. 

her husband. Will, and their 
daughter live on Buggs Island 
Lake in Clorksville, VA. 
ders is a homemaker caring 
for a new daughter, Mary 
Hunter. Sarah lives in Rich- 
mond, VA. 

and her husband, Jeffrey, 
hove opened a new business, 
Kirtz Moving and Transfer in 
Staunton, VA. 

her husband and two children, 
Mary Caroline, 4, and Vir- 
ginia, 1, have moved to Lub- 
bock, TX. 

GAYLE HOGG Wells and 
her husband, William, ore liv- 
ing on the island of Terceira in 
the Azores, Portugal. Their 
son, William, was born Oc- 
tober 4, 1988. 


vis is working full time for Re- 
nal Services at the University 
of Virginia Medical Center. 
Her son, Andrew Joseph, is 

SUE REIN Lollis is a law li 
brorion with Arnold, White 
and Durkee in Houston, TX. 
MARY NELL McPherson is 
director of administration for 
Habitat for Humonity of 
Charlotte, NC. 

MIMI MYER Hurst is o 
charter financial analyst in 
Little Rock, AK. 


KING Smith of Charleston, 
SC, survived hurricane Hugo. 
TAMMY TRENT is director of 

social work at Community Me- 
morial Health Center in South- 
side, VA. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 37 

is enrolled in a program of 
commissioned lay preaching 
in the Presbytery of West Vir- 
ginia in Lewisburg, WV. 
Meredith and her husband, 
Mossie, have a son, William, 
and a daughter, Margaret, 
and live in Richmond, VA. 
is hoping to moke everyone 
proud of the new Tulsa Alum- 
nae Chapter. 

BARBARA HAAS is respon 
sible for student attendance 
accounting for the Arizona 
State Department of Edu- 
cation, School Finance, Phoe- 
nix, AZ. 

ROSIE SABALA is teaching, 
coaching, and working on her 
master's degree in San Anto- 
nio, TX. 

felder lives in Arlington, TX, 
and is an accountant, fashion 
model, wife, and mother of o 
daughter, Courtney Collins. 
new address is 94 Walnut Av- 
enue, Somerset, NJ 08873. 
ford is the news editor for 
KRTN NewsWire, the Knight- 
Ridder newspapers wire serv- 
ice in Washington, DC. 
student at Emory University 
Chandler School of Theology 
in Decatur, GA. She has two 
boys: Graham Inabinet Chris- 
ley, 5, and Austin O'Neal 
Chrisley, 4. 

GILLILAND and Bill hove 
opened a Western Auto Store 
in Greenwood, SC, and ore 
enjoying the challenge of the 
retail business. 


Bradley and her husband, 
Carl, live in El Dorado, TX, and 
have two daughters: Robin 
Elizabeth and Mary Diana. 
Sours is a kindergarten 
teacher at Stuarts Draft, VA, 
Elementary School. Her hus- 
band, Carl, is an automotive 
technician and they have a 
son, Benjamin Alan. 
Adams and her son, 
Matthew, who was two in Feb- 
ruary, 1 990, live in Culpepper, 

son and Walter have two chil- 
dren: Ashley, 5, and Patrick, 2. 
They live in Smithfield, VA. 
larreal and her husband, 
Arturo, have another son. 
ehe's store, 19 Petticoat Row, 
in Nantucket, ME, is now in its 
fourth year and doing well. 
Elizabeth and her husband are 
looking in Charlottesville, VA, 
for second location for the 

and her husband, Barry, have 
moved to Orlando, FL. Kim is 
an administrative and mar- 
keting coordinator for Great 
Western Meats. 
copy/layout editor for the 
Daily News Leader in Staun- 
ton, VA. 

Waldrop is sales manager 
for Progressive Lighting in 
Marietta, GA. 

Bodger is chairwoman of the 
Public Relations Committee 
for the Rochester Nurses' 
Registry in Rochester, NY. 
ney's husband, John, is 
senior pastor of the Parish of 
the Pastures, a three-chui-ch 
parish in Deerfield, VA. 
Raines has moved to 3801 
Brighton Court, Alexandria, 
VA 22305. 

and Michael hove two boys: 
Michael, 4, and Billy, 2, and 
live in Richmond, VA. 
beclc and her husband, Todd, 
live in Goithersburg, MD, and 
hove two daughters: Dorothy 
Pace and Alice Christine. 
a loan officer with a residen- 
tial mortgage corporation in 
Virginia Beach, VA. Christie 
stays busy with her son, Blake, 
7, and enjoys participating in 
MBC functions and other com- 
munity organizations. 


her husband, Milton, live in 
Wolkersville, MD. 
HOOKER Van Vechten is 

manufacturer's representa- 
tive for Hooker Furniture in 
Son Ramon, CA. 
is a soles representative to de- 
partment and specialty stores 
in Richmond, VA, for Liz Clai- 
borne and Calvin Klein 

president/event arranger for 
R.S.V.P. Inc., Dallas, TX. She 
has done every type of event 
from debutante balls to the 
opening of a retail strip center. 
is on assistant manager for a 
ladies' retail clothing store in 
Richmond, VA. 

is working as a research 
biochemist for Agouron Phar- 
maceuticals, Inc. in La Jolla, 

VINGOOD completed her 
master's of physical oceanog- 
raphy from Old Dominion 
University in 1987. Rebecca 
works OS a civilian employee 
at the Naval Oceonogrophic 
office in New Orleans, LA. She 
is involved in the Sidell Little 
Theatre and taking voice 


Denn received the Outstand- 
ing Practice Award from the 
Maryland Occupational Ther- 
apy Association. Barbara and 


been a stockbroker with Dean 
Witter in Richmond, VA, for 
five years. Loretta and her 
husband, John, hove a two- 
year-old daughter. 
teaching first grade in Flu- 
vanna County, VA, and is choir 
of the Charlottesville Alumnae 
Chapter. She is planning to 
move to New Orleans, LA. 
director of social services at 
Alleghany Hospital in Clifton 
Forge, VA. 

son has moved to Oklahoma 
City and started a new job as o 
soles representative for Smith, 
Kline, and French. 
mack studied the auction 
business and fine and decora- 
tive arts in the field of Ameri- 
can Art in Sotheby's American 

Arts course in New York, NY. 
erty and her husband, Guy, 
just purchased a new home in 
Richland Hills, TX. 
Calhoon loves living and 
working in New York City. She 
chaired a Cancer Core benefit 
last spring held in on art gal- 
lery in Tribeco. 
Grover enjoys living in 



is an associate stockholder 
representative in the corpo- 
rate secretary's office in Leba- 
non, PA. 

VAZZI-Johnson is a re- 
search technical trainer for 
Roche Biomedical, Burlington, 

sistant county administrator 
for the Hanover Court in Rich- 
mond, VA. 

Summers enjoys being an 
Annual Fund volunteer and 
co-choir of the Columbia, SC, 
Alumnae Chapter. "It'sagreot 
way to stay involved with 

sistant vice president for 
marketing of Capitoline In- 
vestment Products, on invest- 
ment subsidiary of Crestar 
Bonk in Richmond, VA. 
Whitacre has worked for 
Morgan Stanley for five years 
and is pursuing an MBA at 
American University in 
Washington, DC. 
ASTER DAWIT owns a shop 
specializing in French per- 
fumes and cosmetics, Cosme- 
tiques et Porfumerie, in 
downtown Washington, DC. 
Johnson and her husband, 
David, hove two children: Da- 
vid Edward and Parker Hunt. 
They live in Danville, PA. 
received her moster's in Eng- 
lish from Emory University, 
Decatur, GA. 

MAN is a registered agent 
and registered representative 
for The Prudential in Harpers 
Ferry, WV. 

38 May 1990 

NANCY CROOK is a con 

tracts executive for Kendo 
Systenns, Inc., a software engi- 
neering contract firm near 
Wosfiington, DC. Nancy fre- 
quently visits witfi GEOR- 
Struble '83, Dr. Ken Arm- 
strong, and TAMMY DING- 
BAUM 86 

on account representative 
with temporary employment 
service in Norfolk, VA. 
KERRI GLENN Byrne has Q 
son Timmy, 3, and a daughter, 
Jessica, 1. 


SUSAN STOVER graduated 
from Washington and Lee's 
Low school and is a lawyer in 
New York, NY. 
graduated from the Medical 
School at the University of Vir- 
ginia and is working as a resi- 
dent in internal medicine at the 
University of California in San 
Francisco, CA. 

moved to Fair Oaks, CA, from 
northern Virginia. 
Patterson has moved to 
Eglin AFB, FL, where her hus- 
band is on the Inspector Gen- 
eral's team. They have two 

sons, Nathan and Johnnie. 

is an English teacher atQuing- 
dao Medical College in 
Quingdao, Shandong Prov- 
ince, People's Republic of 
China. She would love to show 
China to any member of the 
MBC community. 
day's husband is vice presi- 
dent of First Wachovia Bank in 
Winston-Salem, NC. Sarah is 
full-time mother with a 
daughter, Caroly Carlson. 
and her husband. Ken, live in 
Columbia, SC. 

credit manager at Stanley Fur- 
niture in Martinsville, VA, 
teaching at Patrick Henry 
Community College and 
working on her moster's de- 
gree in English at Hollins 



ceived her master's degree in 
social work from Virginia 
Commonwealth University 
and is working as on investi- 
gative counselor at the Rich- 
mond Juvenile and Domestic 
Relations District Court 
R. J. LANDIN Loderick is 

Judith Ann Clegg Switzer '85 and her bridesmaids: Eleanor 
Montague Smith '85, Lara Schneider '85, Kelly Andrews '85, and 
Mandy McDaniel Hedgecough '85 at Judith 's wedding to 
Gregory Allen Scott Switzer, December 16, 1989. Also pictured is 
Leanne Cartee. 

Karen Braxton Tufford '87 and her bridesmaids: Libby Miller ' 
Claudine Bregida '87, and Martha Coates Sylvers '87; at Karen's 
wedding to Scott Alan Tufford at Evelynton Plantation near 
Williamsburg, VA, June 24, 1989. 

training to be director of 
marketing for Group hiealth 
Administrators of VA, Inc., and 
learning all phases of self- 
funded insurance on a corpo- 
rate level/trustfunds/em- 
ployee benefit program. R. J. 
is in her second term as chair 
of the Richmond Alumnae 

duction-training specialist for 
Chesterfield County, VA. 
coordinating producer at 
Pristine Productions in Rich- 
mond, VA, and assistant di- 
rector for a national golf 
show. All About Golf 
Kendall and her husband, 
John, have moved to Rich- 
mond, VA, where Ann is a new 
associate in the law firm of 
Mays & Valentine. 
AMY BRIDGE is marketing 
communications coordinator 
for Bell South Communica- 
tions Systems in Roanoke, VA. 
ALICE KANE Blair is work 
ing in fundraising at the 
National Headquarters of the 
American Red Cross in 
Washington, DC. 
LINDA HESSON Phillips is 
employed by Westinghouse in 
the purchasing department at 
Savannah River Sight, Aiken, 


BERT is a production special- 
ist responsible for news audio, 
character generation, and di- 
recting news briefs and public 
service shows in Richmond, 

DENISE KUHN is a graphic 
artist/designer responsible 
for the design and production 
of all publications produced 
by Washington & Lee Univer- 
sity in Lexington, VA. 
producer/director and ac- 
count executive for a produc- 
tion-advertising promotions 
company in the northern Vir- 
ginia area. She teaches aer- 
obics and advises members of 
a health club on health care 
and conditioning, and is also 
pursuing a career as o model 
in television commercials. 
Elizabeth lives in Herndon, 

Mays is on agent for State 
Farm Insurance in Blacksburg, 

sistant director for PEG at 
MBC and is involved with stu- 
dent recruitment, conference 
presentations, publicity, cor- 
respondence, and advertising. 

Tlie Man/ Baldzviii Magazine 39 


KYM BROWN is a desktop 
publisher with Jolly & Kline in 
Harrisonburg, VA, and does 
layouts of magazines, news- 
letters, and newspaper ads. 
REBECCA GIBBS is in her 
second year as on assistant 
director of admissions for 
MBC. She lives with ANNE 
WALKER '89 in Staunton, VA. 
gaged to Jerry Berry. Christine 
is an assistant program man- 
ager for the American Cham- 
ber of Commerce Executives 
in northern Virginia. 
ner and her husband, Gary, 
are the proud owners of a new 
house in Fayetteville, NC, and 
a Rottweiller puppy named 

Buchanan is working as a 
legal assistant and her hus- 
band, Eric, is a student naval 
aviator in Mitlon, FL. 
TON is an assistant executive 
director and personnel man- 
ager for the Saqwuaro Foun- 
dation which provides group 
homes and apartments for the 


developmental disabled in 
Yuma, AZ, Her husband, 
Matthew, is on agent with the 
US Border Patrol. 



working for Scali, McCabe 
and Sloves, on advertising 
agency in New York City, and 
is planning to attend graduate 

working in the admission of- 
fice of MBC. 

DORST are working at Delia 
Femina, McNamee WCRS, 
Inc., m New York City. KRISTI 
'88 are Anne's roommates. 
and her husband, Richard, live 
in Clarksville, VA, where Ann 
is on office manager and 
treasurer of Gupton Insulation 
Co., Inc. 

teaching kindergarten at 
Ladysmith Primary School in 
Richmond, VA. 

attending the Baylor College 
of Medicine in Houston, TX. 

MARSHA WILKINS Owen '69 and Thomas: twin boys, Zachary 
Thomas and Benjamin Wilkins, June 24, 1988. 

JULIE MAYS Cannell '70 and Scott: a son, Patrick Harrison, June 
25, 1989. 

JULIA HENLEY Hopklnson '72 and Thomas: a daughter, Eliza- 
beth Henley, October 30, 1988. 

KAREN BRAMMERAUSTIN '72, a daughter, Olivia Austin Robin- 
son, September 9, 1989. 

MARGARET IVEY Baclgal '73 and Ronald: a son, Robert Scott, 
September 28, 1988. 

ELIZABETH HUNSUCKER Lane '74 and Richard: a son, Richard 
Austin, April 7, 1989. 

FLORENCE Pressly '74 and Howard: a son, Boyce Pressly, De- 
cember, 1989. 

GRETCHEN CLEMEN Morris '75 and Blair: a daughter, Rebecca 
Clemen, April 5, 1989. 

ELLEN LUTZ Hardin '75 and Harry: a daughter, Allison Knowles, 
Jonuar/30, 1989. 

ROBIN NEEL Prince '75 and Timothy: a daughter, Lillian Fairchild, 
October 20, 1989. 

ANNE LONIQUIST Moore '75 and Scott: a son, Jonathan Taylor, 
Aprils, 1989. 

MARY RUTH MISITI Richardson 76 and Michael: a son, Brian 
Michael, April 13, 1989. 

MARGARET LYBRAND Ryland '76 and Jamie: a son, Sims Ly- 
brond, November 2, 1989. 

KAREN ADAMS Daniel '76 and Fred: a son, Nathan Edwards 
Daniel, January 3, 1990. 

PAMELA DUNBAR Kreger '76 and A. B.: a daughter, Margaret 
Bradley, Februory 25, 1989. 

LOUISE KING Cavanagh '77 and John: a son Charles Gilliond, 
July 4, 1989. 

DIANE HEPFORD Lenahan '77 and John: a daughter, Hayley 
Miller, September 17, 1989. 

CAROLYN HEDGE Baird '77 and James: a daughter, Hollee 
Carolyn, February 7, 1989. 

LANGHORNE AMMONETTE Ellis 77 and Barringer: a dough 
ter, Caroline, June 22, 1988. 

MARY ALICE PARRISH PassagaluppI 78 and V^illiam: a 

KATHRYN REDFORD O'Mara '78 and Paul: a daughter, Kelly 
Redford, September 11, 1989. 

LAVALETTE LACY Jennings '78 and Foster: a son, Malcolm 
Foster, October 27, 1989. 

HEIDI GOELTZ Clemmer '78 and Gregory: a son, Daniel Boiling, 
April 14, 1989. 

SUSAN JONES Hendricks '78 and Brett: a daughter, Margaret 
Campbell, August 22, 1989. 

PATRICIA BULLOCK Barton '79 and Ben: a son, Ben Reed, 
August 9, 1989. 

KAREN MAHHEWS Winchester '79 and John: a daughter, Eliz- 
abeth Ann, November 25, 1988. 

LeANN HAMILTON Heizer '79 and Thomas: a son, Thomas 
Andrew, July 16, 1989. 

CARY KENDALL Mitchener '79 and James: a son, James S., July 

RIKI MOORE Price '79 and Frederick: a son, Robert Henry, Oc- 
tober 23, 1989. 

LESLIE DORE Hogan '79 and John: a daughter, Virginia, Septem- 
ber 15, 1989. 

SUSAN WALKER Scola '80 and George: a son, Joseph Heston. 

PATSY K.Thornley '80 and Thomas: a daughter. Sue, July 2, 1 989. 

ELIZABETH GULBENK Balentine 80 and Robert: a son, Robert 
McGee, July 13, 1989. 

40 May 1990 

MELISSA SMITH Derse '80 and John: a son, October 31 , 1 989. MARRIAGES 

LOUISE HEMPHILL Ullom '80 and Brian: a daughter, Faith Eliza- 
beth, June 26, 1989. 

MARY LYNN TUGGLE Gilliland '80 and Bilh a son, William 
McKay, October 19, 1989. 

CATHERINE JOLLY Kerr '80 and William: a son, William A. Kerr II, 
December 13, 1989. 

ALICE MARSHALL Glass '80 and Scott: a daughter, Alexandra 
Claire, June 2, 1989. 

LORI SMITH Piatt '81 and Roderick: o son, Hamilton, January 1 2, 

ELIZABETH SILVER Burton '81 and J.E.: a son, James Edward, 
November 17, 1989. 

STEPHANIE CARLSON Brennan '82 and Michael: a son, Patrick 
Michael, March 17, 1989. 

ADELE LOGAN MOORE Lane and Hank: a son, David Simpson, 
May 31, 1989. 

BARBARA NICODEMUS Denn '82 and Milton: a son, Orion 

PRISCILLA MOODY Huffman '82 and David: a son, Whitson 
Andrew, April 26, 1989. 

ELIZABETH WATKINS Moore '82 and Thomas: a daughter, 
Madison Elizabeth, August 11, 1989. 

SUSAN WILSON Clark '82 and James: a daughter, Ashton Evan 
June 1,1989. 

JENNIFER HALL Costello '82 and William: a son, Timothy Daniel 
January 12, 1990. 

ANNE BROYLES Proctor '83 and David: a son, Thomas Brooks 
March 1,1989. 

KATHRYN ROTTY Jackson '83 and Alan: a son, Stuart Alan, 
November 9, 1 989. 

LILLIAN McCLUNG Gilbert '83 and Richard: a daughter, Kensey 
Adair, January 1, 1989. 

CAROLYN McCLURE Turner '83 and Charles: a son, Charles 

LAURA WILSON Young '84 and George: a son, John, May 9, 

JENNIFER LAMBERT SIsk '84 and Geoffrey: a daughter, Eliza- 
beth Blakeley, July 2, 1989. 

MARY SUSAN STEFFEY Traxler '84 and Gary: a daughter, 
Kathryn Mary, September 1, 1989. 

ASTER DAWIT '84 and Fred Thomas: a daughter. Aster Addis, April 

LILLIAN ROBYN FOX-Johnsen 84 and David: a son, Parker 
Hunt, June 2, 1989. 

FRANCES FITCH LEWIS '53 to Thomas C. Ruff. 

KATHERINE EARLY '65 to David R. Dougherty, July 29, 1989. 

MARY GWEN HALSY '69 to George Lyda, October 7, 1989. (see 

ANN ALLEN '71 to Colonel Fred Czerner, June 17, 1989. 

DOROTHY MAY THOMPSON '73 to Douglas W. Ferris, June 30, 

CLAIRE COLBERT '76 to Robert Stephen Mills, December 30, 1 989. 

LISA KIMBALL KING '78 to Dr. Alexander Andrew Strotienko 
October 28, 1989. 

DEBORAH ANNE RIDENOUR '78 and James Wykowski. 

SUSAN ALEXANDER TUCKER '80 to Craig Martin Barfield, 
November 25, 1989. 

GLENDA WHITAKER '81 to Dr. Kenneth C. Knoll, November 4, 

MICHELLE ANNEHE HOWARD '81 to Randall J. Dase, Novem- 
ber 11, 1989. 

KATHERINE CLAIRE KETCHUM '81 to Charles Eric LeDoyen, 
October 28, 1989. 

EDITH WELLS PARDOE '82 to Robert Webb, October 7, 1989. 

ROBIN REXINGER '83 to Richard Andrew Mayberry, July 1989. 

LEIGH ANNE MICHAEL '84 to Lee Samuel Whitocre. 

MARY SANTUCCI '84 to Andrew Townsend, May 20, 1989. 

BARBARA KILEY '84 to Nathaniel Green, January 1, 1989. 

JUDITH ANN CLEGG '85 to Gregory Allen Scott Switzer. 

MARGARET RUE COLEMAN '85 to David Park Billings, Novem- 
ber 25, 1989. 

DARA ASTON WEIR '85 to Scott Jonathan Furash, October 7, 

BARBARA CURREY '85 to Gary Steven Oseroff, September 9, 

SUSAN MARIE BROECKERto Christopher Scott Gish, November 

KAREN LYNEE LATSHAW '86 to Lawrence Schaub, November 

MAUREEN K. SUTHERLAND '86 to Dean F. Sodok, October 1 8, 

THERESA ANN McCLANAHAN 87 to Jack Garnett Steinberg, 
September 3, 1989. 

ROXANNE WEEKS '87 to John M. Gillespie, December 1 0, 1 989. 

LISA DAYE DRESSLER '88 to 1st Lt. Timothy William Walrod, July 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 41 

BARBARA WEAKS '88 to Matthew C. Sutton, July 8, 1989. 

MARGARET A. HARTLEY '88 to Ensign Eric L. Buchanan, June 3, 

DERRETH SCHOTT '88 to Garry W. Kite, August 26, 1989. 

FRANCEE MOORE '89 to Brad Preston, July 15, 1989. 

SARAH SMITHSON STUART '89 to Bruce Allen Carney. 

KIMBERLY C. SCHALOW '89 to Russell Spencer Sloane, Novem- 
ber 18, 1989. 

ANN MICHELLE BONENIZER '89 to Mark W. Clorkson, Septem- 
ber 16, 1989. 

ROBIN ANNE WESTLUND '89 to Rob Johnson, July 15, 1989. 

TRACY COLEMAN '89 to John Loughhead, June 24, 1989. 

PAULA M. VEST '89 to Reverend Stanley Woodfolk, May 20, 1 989. 


LULIE JOHNSTON Taussig '06, August 30, 1989. 
MARGARET PEALE Wright 10, October 1, 1989. 
MARGARET HANNA Krisle 14, October 7, 1989 

MARY ALICE McCLURE '15, January 10, 1990. 

ELIZABETH PEACHY HODGE Risser 15, December 30, 1^ 

MARY LOIS GARDNER 1 8, July 1 1 , 1 989 


MARIAN ADAIR Fleming 23 




ELEANOR DANIEL Knox 28, February 15, 1988 


FREDA STEIN Hewes '37, December 22, 1989. 

MARTHA SLAVEN Canada 45, June 4, 1989 

MARTHA BUSSA Hiclcs '45, August 28, 1989. 

BETTY JAMISON Rote '50, November, 1989. 


KATHERINE CARTMELL Ferrell 64, November 30, 1989 

Catherine Mims, former English teacher died October 7, 1989. 

Alumnae honor seniors at 
dinner during Leadership 
Weekend, March 1990. 

Top: (L to Rj Susan Johnson 
High '62, Cynthia Knight 
Wier '68, Kellie Warner '90. 

Bottom: (L to R) Cecilia Stock 
'90, Jennifer Netting '90, Lori 
Smith '90, Kathy Slough '90. 

Resume Network Service 

The Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Life 
Planning and the Office of Alumnae Activities are 
working together to provide Mary Baldwin alumnae 
with a computerized resume networking service. The 
service is available without charge to all Mary Bald- 
win alumnae, their spouses and family members. 

This resume network, which is managed and mar- 
keted to employers by Lundy Associates, Inc., gives 
alumnae the opportunity to have their resumes 
screened by employers from across the country. 
Employers can search the database to find those 
resumes that match the requirements for specific job 
openings in their organizations. The resumes in the 
database, which are from alumnae of Mary Baldwin 
and other independent colleges and universities 
throughout the country, are protected so that only 
qualified employers have access to the database. 

To receive complete information about the resume 
network service and an application form, please 

Rebecca Harmon, Employment Development Specialist 
The Rosemarie Sena Center 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, Virginia 2440 1 
(703) 887-7221 

42 May 1990 


Proposed Revision of 
the Constitution 

The Alumnae Board recommends that the Association's Constitution be revised to reflect the current practice 
and goals of the Board and the Association. Because the changes are too numerous to list separately, the entire 
Constitution with the proposed revisions is printed below. 

All members of the Alumnae Association will be asked to vote to accept the revisions during the Annual Meeting 
held during Homecoming, on May 26, 1990. 

(Revised 1/14/90) 


of the 


Article I — NAME 

The name of this organization shall be the Mary Baldwin 
Alumnae Association, 



The purpose of the Association shall be to further the inter- 
ests of Mary Baldwin College, to maintain and promote 
alumnae participation in the development of the College, to 
act as a medium for securing and disseminating accurate 
information concerning the College and its alumnae, and to 
keep the bond between Mary Baldwin and its alumnae close 
and continuous. 



Section 1. Any former student of the Augusta Female 
Seminary, Mary Baldwin Seminary, or Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege shall be considered a member ipso facto and shall be 
entitled to vote. 

Section 2. The Board of Directors, by a three-fourths vote 
of those present, may nominate anyone for honorary mem- 
bership on the Board or in the Association, and such nomi- 
nees may be elected at the Annual Meeting to honorary 
membership. Honorary members of the Board of Directors 
may not be voting members. 

Section 3. The Board of Directors, by a three-fourths vote 
of those present, may nominate any alumnae they deem 
qualified to life membership on the Board and such nomi- 
nees may be elected to life membership at the annual meet- 
ing. Such members shall be non-voting members on the 
Board of Directors. 

Article IV — MEETINGS 

Section 1. The annual meeting of the Association shall be 
held at Mary Baldwin College. Forty members present shall 
constitute a quorum. 

Section 2. Special meetings of the Board of Directors, to 
be held at the College, may be called by the President of the 
Association, or upon written request of ten members. At such 
meetings, those members present shall constitute a quorum. 


Section 1. Nominations for elective officers and for mem- 
bers of the Board of Directors shall be made by the Nomi- 
nating Committee. Nominations may also be made by 
written petition. These nominations by petition must be filed 
with the Executive Director of Alumnae Activities at least one 
month before elections at the annual meeting. 

Section 2. Officers and members of the Board of Direc- 
tors shall be elected at the annual meeting. Terms of office 
shall commence on the first of July following the election. 

Sections. Following the election of officers and members 
of the Board of Directors, the results shall be published and 
distributed to all members of the Association. 


The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of the 
Association. It shall consist of the elected officers, the mem- 
bers-at-large, one member of the student body who is a 
member of the senior class, and the immediate post Presi- 
dent, who serves for one year following her term as Presi- 
dent. The voting members of the Board of Directors shall not 
exceed 40 in number. At least one meeting a year shall be 
held at the College. Those members present shall constitute 
a quorum. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 43 


Section 1. Theelectedofficersof the Association shall be: 
a President, a Vice President, chairmen of the following 
committees: Admissions, Annual Giving, Chapter Develop- 
ment, Continuing Education, Finance, fHomecoming, Nomi- 
nating, and Student Relations, a Recording Secretary. The 
Executive Director of Alumnae Activities shall be an ex-offi- 
cio officer and is not entitled to vote. 

Section 2. The President, Vice President, and two commit- 
tee chairmen shall be elected for a two-year term in the even 
years and two committee chairmen shall be elected for a 
two-year term in the odd years. These officers should hove 
served as a member-ot-large on the Board of Directors at 
some time before their election to office, preferoby the 
preceding year. An officer may be eligible for immediate 
re-election for one additional term. 

A Recording Secretary shall be elected for a two-year 
term in the odd years and shall automatically become a 
member-at-large for one more year unless she served on the 
Board immediately prior to her election to office. 

Section 3. The President shall preside at meetings of the 
Association and of the Board of Directors; shall appoint all 
committees and fill vacancies occurring on the Board be- 
tween elections; she shall submit a report of her work annu- 
ally and shall perform such other duties as her office 
requires. She shall serve ex-officio on committees. 

Section 4. The Vice President shall assist the President and 
shall assume her duties in the event of her absence or 
incapacity. She shall chair the Fall Leadership Conference. 

Section 5. The Recording Secretary shall take the minutes 
of regular and called meetings of the Association, the Board 
of Directors and the Foil Leadership Conference. These 
minutes shall be put in permanent form and kept on file in the 
Alumnae Office. 

Section 6. The Executive Director of Alumnae Activities 
shall be elected annually by the Board of Trustees on recom- 
mendation of the President of the College, and with the 
approval of the Alumnae Board of Directors. The Executive 
Director shall be the executive agent of the Association and 
shall cooperate with the officers of the Board of Directors 
and with the various committees designated to fulfill the 
purpose of the Association. The Executive Director of Alum- 
nae Activities shall be responsible administratively to the 
President of the College through such channels as he or she 
designates, and, in matters of policy of the Alumnae Associ- 
ation, to the Board of Directors. 


Section 1. Members-at-lorge on the Board of Directors 
shall be elected by the Association and the term shall be 
three years. They shall be divided into three elective classes 
and shall not be eligible for re-election to a successive term 
except as officers or committee chairmen of the Association. 
The President, with the help of the Executive Director of 
Alumnae Activities, shall appoint members-at-lorge to serve 
OS working members on the various committees. 

Section 2. One member of the student body shall serve on 
the Board of Directors as a member-at-large for a term of 
three years, beginning with and including the senior year of 
her matriculation. She shall be elected by her classmates 
before the annual meeting of the Alumnae Association in her 
junior year. A vacancy may be filled by election at anytime 


Section 1. The standing committees of the Association 
shall be the Executive, Admissions, Annual Giving, Chapter 
Development, Continuing Education, Finance, Homecom- 
ing, Nominating, and Student Relations. Other standing 
committees may be created by the Board of Directors and 
their duties specified. The size of the committees, except the 
Executive Committee, shall be determined by the President 
with the help of the Executive Director of Alumnae Activities. 

Section 2. The Executive Committee shall be composed of 
the officers of the Association, the Executive Director of 
Alumnae Activities, and all the chairmen of standing com- 
mittees. The Executive Committee shall act with the authority 
and responsibility of the Board of Directors between meet- 
ings and shall serve as an advisory council for the President 
of the College for such matters as may be submitted. The 
Executive Committee is empowered to appoint a President in 
the event of a vacancy before the next election, to serve until 
such election. Those present shall constitute a quorum. 

Section 3. A Nominating Committee, composed of at 
least three members of the Association, shall be appointed 
by the President with the help of the Executive Director of 
Alumnae Activities. If enough nominations have not been 
received from the membership of the Alumnae Association, 
the Committee shall nominate persons for election to offices, 
membership on the Board of Directors, and Alumnae Trus- 
tees. The Nominating Committee shall also submit to the 
Board the names of alumnae deserving of the Emily Smith 
Medallion, the Emily V^^irsing Kelly Leadership Award, the 
Career Achievement Award, the Service to Church Award 
and the Service to Community and other such honors as the 
Board chooses to bestow. 

Section 4. The Vice President shall plan the program for 
the Alumnae Leadership Conference with the help of the 
President of the Association and the Executive Director of 
Alumnae Activities. The Alumnae Leadership Conference 
shall consist of the Board of Directors and those who hold 
other specific volunteer positions in the Association. The 
purpose of the Alumnae Leadership Conference shall be to 
strengthen the relationship between the alumnae and the 
College and to act as a means of educating alumnae volun- 
teers for their various duties. There shall be one meeting a 
year at the College, and those present shall constitute a 

Section 5. The Student Relations Committee, chaired by 
the under-groduate representative, shall establish and fos- 
ter closer relationships between the undergraduates and the 
alumnae whenever possible. This committee should recog- 
nize the fact that much of the groundwork for developing 
interested and concerned alumnae is done in the under- 

44 May 1990 

graduate years. The committee should be composed of the 
chairperson, a representative from each of the four under- 
graduate classes, and the President, and an Office of Alum- 
nae Activities staff member. 

Section 6. The Admissions Committee shall be concerned 
with the policies and programs of admission to the College. 
This committee shall work in cooperation with the Executive 
Director of Admissions, the Director of Alumnae Admissions 
and alumnae admissions volunteers. 

Section 7. The Annual Giving Committee shall be con- 
cerned with the policies and program of the Annual Fund 
campaign for gifts to Mary Baldwin College from alumnae, 
parents, trustees, and friends. This committee shall work 
with the Development staff. It is the responsibility of the 
Annual Giving Committee to promote and assist in all efforts 
for Annual Giving. 

Section 8. The Chapter Development Committee shall be 
concerned with the policies and programs for alumnae 
chapters. This committee shall work in cooperation with the 
chapter presidents and with the Director of Chapter 

Section 9. The Continuing Education Committee shall rec- 
ommend to the Board a continuing education program for 
alumnae and shall help carry out any such projects which the 
Association, in conjunction with the College, shall sponsor. 

Section 10. The Finance Committee shall be concerned 
with the financial programs and policies of the Association. 
The committee shall prepare the annual budget and present 
it for approval of the Board at the spring meeting. All 
requests for financial support from the Association shall be 
directed to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee 
shall also be responsible for the evaluation and administra- 
tion of all fundroising projects of the Association. The com- 
mittee shall work in cooperation with the Executive Director 
of Alumnae Activities. 

2. The Nominating Committee of the Alumnae Associ- 
ation shall assume the responsibility for presenting 
two names to the President of the College for ap- 
proval by the Board of Trustees. 

3. At the spring meeting of the Board of Trustees, one of 
the names presented shall be chosen by the Board to 
be asked to serve as on alumna trustee. 

4. The name of the alumna chosen by the Board of 
Trustees shall then be presented for approval to the 
Alumnae Association at large at its annual meeting. 

The purpose of alumnae trustees shall be to encourage and 
maintain closer contact between the College Board of Trus- 
tees and the Alumnae Association as a whole, and between 
the trustees and the Board of the Association in particular. 
Alumnae Trustees shall be invited and encouraged to attend 
all Board of Directors meetings. 


A group of alumnae, in order to further the purpose of the 
Association, may organize a branch by notifying the Office 
of Alumnae Activities of their intent. Such o branch shall be 
known as an alumnae chapter and may designate other 
wording in its name. At their discretion, they may elect 
officers, notifying the Office of Alumnae Activities of their 
names immediately after election. They may collect dues 
and moke by-laws not inconsistent with this constitution. 


This constitution and its by-laws may be amended at any 
annual meeting of the Association by the vote of three- 
fourths of the members present, provided that the proposed 
changes hove been approved by the Board of Directors and 
provided that due notice of said changes has been given at a 
previous meeting or has been issued to all members at least 
one month before the vote is to be taken. 

Article XIII — REVIEW 

Section 11. The Homecoming Committee shall be ap- 
pointed by the President with the help of the Executive Direc- 
tor of Alumnae Activities. The committee shall be concerned 
with the planning of activities and programs for Alumnae 
Homecoming Weekend. This committee shall work in coop- 
eration with the Executive Directorof Alumnae Activities and 
the Reunion Class Chairs. 


Five alumnae shall serve on the College Board of Trustees. 
One trustee shall be elected each year and she shall serve 
for a five-year term. The procedure for election shall be as 

1 . In College publications and material from the Alum- 
nae Office, the membership of the Alumnae Associ- 
ation, individually or through the Alumnae Chapters, 
shall be invited to submit nominations for the position 
of alumna trustee. Such nominations with biographi- 
cal sketches are to be submitted to the Executive 
Director of Alumnae Activities. 

This constitution and its by-laws shall be subject to review at 
least every five years by a committee appointed by the 
President of the Association. 


Roberts Revised Rule of Order shall govern the Association 
in all coses in which they are applicable. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 45 


All alumnae of Mary Baldwin College are invited to submit 
nominations for the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, 
as well as for the Association's top awards. Submissions will be 
considered by the Nominating Committee of the Alumnae 
Board this fall. The new class of Board members-at-large will 
begin their terms of office in July 1991, and awards will be 
presented in May 1991. 

Nomination Criteria 

Alumnae Association 

Board of Directors 

The Alumnae Association Board of Directors rep- 
resents the 10,000+ alumnae of Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege on a national basis and provides leadership to 
the College and the alumnae body. Members of the 
Alumnae Board have distinguished themselves in 
their personal lives, careers, and in service to the 
College. They are responsible for promoting the Col- 
lege on an on-going basis and for guiding the Alum- 
nae Association in its projects, policies, and financial 

Membership: Members-at-large serve a three- 
year term; officers serve a two-year term per office 
following a term as a member-at-lorge; each mem- 
ber-at-large will work on a committee of the Board. 
Meetings: Attendance at biannual business meet- 
ings is required for all members; committee meetings 
are held as called by the president or committee 

Community Representation: All Board mem- 
bers continually strive to represent the missions, pro- 
grams, and activities of the College and the Alumnae 
Association in their communities; all Board members 
are strongly encouraged to be active in MBC alum- 
nae functions and programs in their communities; all 
Board members are urged to serve as an information 
resource in their communities for promotion of the 

College Support: All Board members ore ex- 
pected to support the College financially through 
participation in the Annual Fund and other cam- 
paigns to the best of their ability. 

Nomination Criteria for 
Alumnae Awards 

Emily Smith Medallion 

Mary Baldwin alumnae have performed outstand- 
ing service in many areas of American life. Some 
have received public acclaim; others who have 
served just as fully hove not been recognized. The 
Board of Trustees, believing that all such alumnae 
should be recognized in a tangible way, established 
the Emily Smith Medallion Award, named for Emily 
Pancal<e Smith of Staunton, Virginia, herself a distin- 
guished alumna. 

The Emily Smith Medallion each year honors an 
alumna who has mode outstanding contributions to 
her community, church, the College, and the Com- 
monwealth, if she is a Virginian. 

Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award 

This award was established in 1 986 by the Alumnae 
Association and the Class of 1 963 in memory of Emily 
V\/irsing Kelly '63, a distinguished leader for Mary 
Baldwin, her community, and family. 

This award will honor those alumnae who have 
demonstrated outstanding service and excellence in 
leadership on behalf of Mary Baldwin College. 

Career Achievement Award 

Outstanding career performance demonstrates the 
value of a liberal arts education and serves as an 
inspiration for our current students. This award was 
established in 1986 by the Alumnae Association to 
honor alumnae who hove broughtdistinction to them- 
selves and Mary Baldwin College through their ca- 
reer or professions. 

Service to Church Award 

This award, established in 1986 by the Alumnae 
Association, recognizes the close and important re- 
lationship that has existed between Mary Baldwin 
College and the Presbyterian Church since the Col- 
lege's founding. The Service to Church Award honors 
those alumnae who hove provided distinguished ser- 
vice to their churches and spiritual communities. 

Service to Community Award 

Established in 1 986, the Community Service Award 
honors those alumnae of Mary Baldwin College who 
have provided distinguished and outstanding volun- 
teer service to their communities, and who have 
brought honor to their Alma Mater through their 

The recipients of all these awards shall be nomi- 
nated by Mary Baldwin alumnae. No more than two 
awards in each category will be given each year, with 
the exception of the Emily Smith Medallion, for which 
there is no such restriction. 

46 May 1990 

Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
Membership Nomination Form 

Name: _ 





Business Address, if applicable: 

Phone Number: 

Community Activities: 

Special Accomplishments, Awards, Honors: 

Present or past work with the Alumnae Association: 

(Continued on Reverse Side) 


Nomination For Alumnae Awards 

In recognition of distinguished service and accomplishments, 1 would like to nominate the 

following alumna to receive the: (check one) 

Fmily Smith Medallion Career Achievement Award 
F.mily Kelly leaHership Award Service tn Churrh Award 

Service to Community Award 

Name- Cla'?=;- 

MajHpn Namp- 



Activities and Afhifv^mfntt;- 

State: Zip: 

Honr>rs Recpived: 


inued on Reverse Side) 

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Alumnae Association Board of Directors 

Membership Nomination 


Family: Husband's name and occupation: 

Children's names 



information, if 



d bring 

the following 

strengths to the Ah 

imnap Rnarrl- 

SnhmittpH hy 



Daytimp Phone- 

Setjd nominations to: The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 by September 1, 1990. 

Nomination For Alumnae Awards 


I believe she is worthy of this prestigious award because: 

(Attach additional information if needed) 

Submitted by: 


Daytime Phone: 


Send nonmations to: The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 by September 1, 1990. 

May 3990 




For several years now, Mary Baldwin's aca- 
demic year has included a third term offered 
immediately following the conclusion of the 
traditional spring semester. May Term, as it is 
known now, offers students opportunities to 
take courses which might not otherwise be of- 
fered. During the three and one-half week 
period, students experience a different kind of 
course format, and study subjects more inten- 
sively. Many also use May Term to complete 

Last year during May Term, Rick Plant taught 
a course in creative writing, and, via computers, 
Michael Gentry guided students through the 
mysteries of statistics. In "War and Film," stu- 
dents of Mary Hill Cole gained insight into film 
images of the wars we have fought. Students in 
"American Political and Social Criticism" read 
The Closing of the American Mind and were guided 
through in-depth discussions and study by 
David Mason. Courses were also offered that 
focused on women's issues within the fields of 

religion, psychology, and economics. Anne 
McGovem and Dorothy Mulberry taught courses 
in everyday French and Spanish conversation. 

Off campus, Mary Baldwin students could 
be found all over the world. Eric Jones and his 
field biology students trooped through the Blue 
Ridge eight hours a day. Bob Allen's class in 
Dixieland jazz traveled to New Orleans, and 
three courses were offered abroad: "Art in 
Florence" with Mary Echols; "Spanish in 
Madrid" with Barbara Ely; and "Theatre in 
London" with Virginia Francisco. Gordon Ham- 
mock and students in "International Business" 
visited eight major business organizations in 
New York City. 

This year. May Term courses — over 50 of 
them — promise to be equally exciting. Mary Hill 
Cole will be taking students to England for "Ren- 
aissance and Reformation." Anne McGovern 
will be in Aix-en-Provence with senior French 
students. Biology students, supervised by Eric 
Jones and Lundy Pentz, will be involved in a 
project with the Headlands Soil 
and Water Conservation Dis- 
trict. They will collect base data 
about the current quality of the 
area's water, helping to identify 
water pollutants. Dorothy Mul- 
berry will be teaching "Spanish 
Business Correspondence." 
And, this year, Gordon Ham- 
mock will spend a week in 
Washington with students en- 
rolled in "Business and Society." 
After returning from New 
York last May, Mr. Hammock 
wrote an account of his class' 
trip. Portions of that report are 
printed in this issue of the 
magazine, giving readers a 
view inside the realm of inter- 
national business and high- 
lighting just one of the many 
opportunities offered to stu- 
dents during May Term. A 

Students (L to Rj Yuki Sotake 
'90 and Asako Satomi '92 in 
the French Quarter of New 
Orleans, May Term 1989. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 49 



by Gordon Hammock 

If one wants to learn about the changing interna- 
tional business environment, New York City is 
the place to go. And that's exactly where eigh- 
teen students in the International Business class 
spent a week gaining first-hand experience dur- 
ing May Term 1989. 

The trip was arranged to focus on four major 
areas of international business: (1) significant 
developments influencing the future; (2) chan- 
nels of world financing; (3) agencies of world 
trade; and (4) communications. To accomplish 
this, in a four-day period, our class visited eight 
organizations: the Council of Foreign Relations, 
Chase Manhattan Bank, International Monetary 
Fund, World Bank, New York Port Authority, 
Department of Ports and Trade, the New York 
Stock Exchange and AT&T. 

The trip began at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 
when we left the Staunton train station on Am- 
trak's luxurious "Cardinal." Eight hours later we 
pulled into Penn Station and caught taxis which 
"turbo-charged us," as one student said, 
through intersections and back alleys to our 

Our first official visit on Monday morning was 
to the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit 
and nonpartisan organization established in 
1921 to improve understanding of American for- 
eign policy and international affairs. Following a 
quick breakfast at McDonald's, we walked to the 
Council offices located at Park Avenue and 68th 
Street in the Harold Pratt House, a residence in 
the English Renaissance style built in 1919. 

When we entered the Pratt House, 
we were escorted into a large con- 
ference room, once the library of 
the residence. Seated at an ele- 
gant antique oval conference 
table supplied with pads, 
pencils and water, we were 
served coffee from a silver 
service in china cups. Un- 
questionably, the Council 
provided the students with 
some of the formalities and 
convention normally ac- 
corded visiting dignitaries. 
Certainly, it was an excel- 
lent beginning for our week. 
At the meeting, Michael 
Aho, director of economic 
studies for the Council, dis- 
cussed the forthcoming in- 
tegration of Europe in 1992. 
Twelve nations, compris- 

ing 320 million people will then form the largest 
economically developed community in the 
world. While the overall tone of Mr. Aho's re- 
marks were positive, he did discuss a number of 
major stumbling blocks to a united Europe, in- 
cluding the lack of a common culture. Prior to 
1992, the European Economic Council is at- 
tempting to resolve more than 290 issues, with 
the major ones being common currency, labor 
standards, and immigration policies. 

The second official stop of the day was Chase 
Manhattan's world headquarters in lower Man- 
hattan. Vice President Joseph Nocero was our 
host for a guided tour of the international trading 
floor of Chase Manhattan Bank. From 7 a.m. to 4 
p.m. daily, the money brokers sit at their con- 
soles and view up to five screens of information 
displaying the price of money around the world. 
Each work station has multiple telephone and 
intercom lines, and all transactions are automati- 
cally recorded since trading is done verbally. 

One student said, "I think of all we saw in 
New York, I was most impressed by this place. I 
was astounded with the amount of informa- 
tion — and the power — that was at the fingertips 
of each of the traders." 

Following the Chase visit, it was time to turn 
from business to pleasure with a tour through 
Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho. The small Ital- 
ian restaurant we had selected in Greenwich 
Village doesn't take reservations, and there is 
usually a crowd waiting in line. Fortunately, our 
timing was right, and we managed to be seated 
quickly. The food was excellent, earning the 
restaurant a "thumbs up" and five stars from our 

Our Tuesday morning host was Eugene 
Sprunk with the New York Port Authority. Gene 
had advised us prior to the meeting that coffee. 
New York bagels and rolls would be available 
when we arrived. So, instead of stopping for 
breakfast this morning, we proceeded directly 
from the hotel to the subway for a fast "commut- 
er's" ride on the "E" train to the World Trade 
Center. From the lobby, which was a sea of 
people streaming off the "Path" trains from New 
Jersey, we took elevators to the conference 
center on the 53rd floor. 

At the conference center, Eugene Sprunk dis- 
cussed the functions of the New York Port Au- 
thority. He explained that their purpose is to 
promote and facilitate trade, through the man- 
agement of all port of entry /exit terminals in New 

York, including both ship and airline terminals. 
In addition, the Port Authority is also responsi- 
ble for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) 
which manages all the subway and bus lines in 
the city, as well as the tunnels and bridges. 

Herb Ouida, who is director of the first U.S. 
Export Trading Company, explained that organi- 
zation's role in promoting international trade. 
Organized by an Act of Congress in 1978, the 
ETC is designed to improve the export perform- 

ance of small to medium-sized firms. Herb noted 
that trading companies have existed in other 
countries for many years (two of Japan's nine 
giant trading companies account for ten percent 
of U.S. exports), and he believes that much of 
Japan's success can be attributed to their early 
and significant lead in trading companies, which 
are known as Sogoshosha. 

Julie Sio, who is administrator of Foreign 
Trade Zone No. 49 in New York City, discussed 
the importance of foreign trade zones. Basically, 
they permit foreign companies to export compo- 
nents to America and assemble the product(s) at 
the zone location. In doing so, the company 
avoids import duty taxes on the finished prod- 
uct, and contributes to American employment. 

After our meetings, we learned that Gene 
Sprunk had arranged for complimentary tickets 
to the observation deck of the World Trade 
Center. From the top of the observation deck one 
has a breathtaking, panoramic view of Manhat- 
tan including the financial district, Brooklyn, 
Long Island, and New Jersey. 

After the observation deck, there was only 
time for a quick deli lunch and a fast paced walk 
to our next meeting at the Battery Maritime 
Building, where Colin Woodhouse, deputy com- 
missioner of the Departments of Ports and 

At the Intermtiomt Monetary 
Fund tuith Rattan j. Bhatia 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 52 

Trade, discussed New York City's efforts to en- 
courage foreign companies to manufacture prod- 
ucts in the U.S., thereby increasing domestic 
employment opportunities. 

Following that meeting, we were treated to a 
ride on the State Island Ferry, compliments of 
Colin Woodhouse. From the boat, we had a 
close-up view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island 
and Governors Island — and the ride gave every- 
one time to revive for our next tourist activity: 
South Street Seaport, a restored waterfront area 
similar to those in Baltimore and Boston. 

On Wednesday morning, we headed for the 
World Bank, where our host was David Loos. 
The World Bank, along with the International 
Monetary Fund, was established during the final 
days of World War II. Initially, the World Bank 
was known as the Bank for Reconstruction and 
Development and was intended to help restore 
the war-damaged countries of Europe. Although 
the Bank in recent years has focused much of its 
effort on Third World and developing nations, 
the first loan it made was to France, for $250 
million. Loos pointed out that the Bank is pri- 
marily interested in long-term development for 
specific projects. Unfortunately, industrial and 
economic development in Third World countries 
has been difficult because of structural as well as 
cultural problems. Therefore, the World Bank 
has frequently extended their lending opera- 
tions to aid countries with balance of payment 

Immediately following the World Bank meet- 
ing, we made our way to Wall Street and The 
New York Stock Exchange. Like Chase Manhat- 
tan's trading floor, the Stock Exchange was 
swirling with activity. We began our visit with a 
film on the history of the Exchange up to the 
current time. Then, from the visitors deck, we 
watched actual trading on the stock exchange 
floor. Narrations were provided in Japanese, 
German and French, so the Japanese student in 
our group was able to listen in her native lan- 
guage. However, we all broke out laughing 
when she said, "I could not understand the 
Japanese explanation." 

Once the official activities for the day were 
concluded, most of our group bounded for Ma- 
cy's and Bloomingdale's. Others chose to spend 
the everung at the theater. 

Thursday morning, we headed for the U.N. 
Plaza for a visit with Rattan J. Bhatia of the 
International Monetary Fund who explained 

that the primary purpose of the IMF is to main- 
tain world currency stability. Since 1971, when 
President Nixon removed the U.S. from the gold 
standard, world currency has been controlled by 
a "managed" system. With the assistance of the 
IMF, this managed system is directed by the 
seven major industrial countries of the world — 
the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, 
Germany, Italy and Japan. 

Our final official activity was a tour of AT&T's 
Info Quest Center which comprises three floors 
of advanced technology in computers and com- 
munications. After viewing a short introductory 
film, visitors are allowed to play computer games 
and interact with the various displays. 

Thursday evening, our last night in Manhat- 
tan, found the group anxious to celebrate. Under 
pressure, Irene [Mrs. Hammock] and I were 
persuaded to join the group for dancing at the 
Surf Club. After a good night on the town, our 
9:02 Amtrak to Staunton seemed to come awfully 
early! Fortunately, there was plenty of time to 
sleep on the eight-hour return ride. 

During our first class meeting the following 
week, everyone agreed that the New York trip 
was a smashing success. Students spoke enthu- 
siastically of the opportunity to receive informa- 
tion directly from key decision makers in 
international business. One student said the trip 
should be a requirement for any international 
business student. Many of them marveled at the 
territory we covered in such a short amount of 
time — and they were all ready to go again! A 

Gordon Hammock, assistant professor of business 
administration, joined the faculty of Mary Baldwin in 
1987. In February of this year, he was appointed to the 
Bertie Wilson Murphy Distinguished Chair in Busi- 
ness Administration. 

52 May 1990 

Augusta Female 
Semimry, 1886 


The Sesquicentenni al Update 


1842-1992: 150 years of our history; first, as 
Augusta Female Seminary; then, Mary Baldwin 
Seminary; finally, Mary Baldwin College. So 
many changes during those years; so many ac- 
complishments; so many events and people to 
recognize and revere. 

How to recall those 150 years is the challenge 
before the Sesquicentennial Planning Commit- 
tee, and plans are well underway to meet that 

Dr. Patricia H. Menk, professor emerita of 
history, is writing the history of the college, 
updating the one published in 1942 on the occa- 
sion of our Centennial. Another book and a 
videotape are anticipated, and they will provide 
primarily a pictorial record of the college's years. 

There are countless persons whose association 
with Mary Baldwin College has been significant, 
and the Committee will recommend to President 
Tyson that some of these individuals be pre- 
sented a specially designed bronze medallion in 
recognition of their contributions. 

Many alumnae will remember the commemo- 
rative dinner plates that featured an illustration 

of the Administration Building. Plates similar to 
those offered in the past will be available for 
purchase, and bookends in the shapes of those 
celebrated canines. Ham and Jam, will be repro- 
duced also and sold during the Sesquicentennial 

The first event in celebration of the college's 
Sesquicentennial will be Founders' Day in Oc- 
tober 1991. For that occasion, the Committee 
plans to have talks by a panel of alumnae who 
have excelled in various fields of endeavor. 

Commencement and Homecoming in 1992 
will feature distinguished speakers and a festive 
Commencement Ball. 

Apple Day of 1992 will be one of special games 
and entertainment, and the year of celebration 
will close with Founders' Day in October 1992. 

The Sesquicentennial Planning Committee 
wants the 150th celebration to attract and interest 
all alumnae, and it welcomes any suggestions 
and ideas. A 

William C. Pollard, Chairman 
Sesquicentennial Planning Committee 


Mary Baldwin-related items are welcome additions to the College Archives, and they may be 
sources of valuable information for the forthcoming Sesquicentennial history. If you are willing to 
donate letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, certificates, and college publications, please contact 
William C. Pollard, College Librarian/ Archivist, at the College. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 53 

^fm .1 

Baldwin College as head of 
its art department, Ulysse 
Desportes of Staunton lent 
his extensive collection of 
information and photographs 
on Italian sculptor Giuseppe 
Ceracchi to the Palazzo dei 
Conservatori in Rome for its 
September 1989 exhibition 
on Ceracchi. 

rsiir i 

His interest in sculptor has 
roots in boyhood fascination 

South Carolina native Ulysse Desportes enjoyed 
drawing as a child, but it was not his early talents 
that helped him gain a modicum of note. 

"A monkey can draw!" the Staunton resident 
and retired head of Mary Baldwin College's art 
department says with a laugh. 

It was Desportes' knowledge of Giuseppe Cer- 
acchi which earned him moderate celebrity and an 
invitation to an exhibition on the Italian sculptor in 
^ Rome last September. 

An energetic man who laughs easily, 
Desportes says his field of expertise is in 
late 18th century/early-19th-century Euro- 
pean and American art, especially the art 
of the French Revolution. His dissertation 
was on the drawings of Louis David, 
painter in the French Revo- 

Ceracchi was an Italian con- 
temporary of David, and most 
of Desportes' published 
works have dealt with Cerac- 
chi (1751-1801). 

Desportes' interest in Cer- 
acchi began when he was 8 
years old, accompanying his 
father on a Boy Scout trip 
which included a museum 


Washington by Ceracchi, 
National Portrait Gallery, 

tour in Charleston, S.C. The museum had a 
double-life-size marble bust of George Washing- 
ton by Ceracchi which impressed young Despor- 
tes. And he especiaUy was fascinated when he 
learned that its sculptor had been executed at the 
guillotine for plotting to kill Napoleon Bonaparte. 

Desportes spotted other Ceracchi or Ceracchi- 
influenced works from time to time in the foUow- 
ing years. 

Graduated from Richmond Professional Insti- 
tute, Desportes worked in the art auction business 
in New York, writing catalogs, seeing them to the 
printers and obtaining experts who authenticated 

Getting to know art professors at New York 
University paid off since their recommendations 
and those of his RPI professors helped him qualify 
for a Fulbright grant. 

"So I applied to enter the graduate program at 
the University of Paris in history of art and told 
them (Fulbright committee members) what I 
would try to do," academically or in research. 

"To my astonishment, I got this grant." It was 
"substantial money for the times (1948)," and 
Desportes says he got off to a good start in some 
research projects. He asides that he thought Ful- 
bright grant recipients would be closely moni- 
tored, but, "I could've just spent all my time in 
bars!" he claims with a laugh. 

It took Desportes from 1949-56 to get his doc- 
torate in history of art from the University of Paris. 

Earlier, while working in New York, Desportes 
had sent an aid to find information on Ceracchi in a 
German encyclopedia and it was the bibliography 
from this that Desportes later used to look up 
references for completion of his Fulbright work. 

Desportes' incessant research on Ceracchi even- 

54 May 1990 

tually led to his discovery of and proof that a bust 
credited to another sculptor actually was one by 

His discovery was lauded by the Swedish press 
and his name was listed in Louvre exhibition cata- 
logs, referring to his work. 

Upon his return to the United States, Despor- 
tes taught art in public school from 1956-57, 
replaced a departing director of a small museum 
in South Carolina, then took a position at Hollins 
College for five years before coming to MBC in 
1962 where he taught art history and studio art 
unto his 1987 retirement. 

About two years ago, Desportes was ap- 
proached by a French museum curator regarding 
an exhibition on Ceracchi, seeking Desportes' 
help and telling of his hopes to have an American 
museum share expenses. Desportes and the 
Frenchman corresponded a few times, then De- 
sportes heard no more. 

He later received a letter from Rome in which a 
museum director and the Frenchman told of 
their plans for an exhibition on Ceracchi. De- 
sportes sent them a copy of his complete catalog 
of Ceracchi's works (that he knew of) as well 
as copies of all of Ceracchi's works he'd had 

He was invited to attend the exhibition's Sept. 
17 opening and made arrangements to stay in 
Rome for 10 days. [Dr. Desportes attended the 
exhibition as the honored guest of the Italian 
government, which paid all his expenses.] 

"I was very satisfied" he said of the Palazzo 
Dei Conservatori (the Museum of the Conserva- 
tores) exhibition. 

Desportes has written a book about Ceracchi, 
"Giuseppe Ceracchi: A Sculptor in the Age of 
Revolution," which has yet to be commercially 

Ceracchi, Desportes says, had a very "check- 
ered career." 

Born in Rome, the "brilliant young sculptor" 
distinguished himself after working in Florence, 
Milan and London. Through contacts, he went 
to Vienna to become the court sculptor, sculpting 
likenesses of the emperor. Pope Pius VI, the 
palace poet and other well knowns. 

He was commissioned to do a monument to 
the republican leader in Holland during its revo- 
lutionary situation. But, the country's politics 
changed and, although Ceracchi was paid for 
his work, its pieces were never placed as a 

Ceracchi came to the United States around 
1791 to seek the commission for an equestrian 
monument to George Washington which the 
Continental Congress had approved. While 
here, he made 26 busts of the country's leading 
personalities including Washington, Thomas 
Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamil- 
ton, presenting them to the men as gifts. 

He also did alabaster profiles of some of the 
well knowns and exhibited elaborate models for 
the monument to Washington and to American 
Liberty, the latter of which he attempted to fund 
by public subscription. 

The monument to Washington was put on 
hold because Washington did not retire and Cer- 
acchi's monument to liberty campaign ended in 
frustration. He tried to bill those for whom he'd 
made gifts of the busts. 

Because of his political activities, he was exiled 
from Rome during the French Revolution, and 
he tried to get compensation for what he claimed 
he lost in business because of his exile. 

Eventually, he was imprisoned and beheaded 
because of his associations with the revolutions 
of his time and his alleged connections to a plot 
to kill Napoleon. 

"He has usually been pictured as an artist 
whose fanatical devotion to liberty and democ- 
racy brought him to the scaffold as a martyr," 
writes Desportes. "The reality of the conspiracy, 
for which he was tried and executed, and which 
brought him to the attention of the world, has 
never been satisfactorily confirmed." 

Although Desportes is retired from MBC, he 
remains active in the art world, having edited his 
book on Ceracchi. 

And, he has taken on various projects includ- 
ing a colorful animal mural (about 6'x3') for the 
Augusta County Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Animals board room. A 

by Karen Fitzgerald 

This article is reprinted with permission of the Stauti- 
ton Daily News Leader. 


tensive research on Italian 
sculptor Giuseppe Ceracchi 
(above), known for such 
works as the bust of George 
Washington displayed at the 
National Portrait Gallery 
in Washington, D.C., has 
made the Staunton man and 
retired Mary Baldwin 
College professor a sought- 
after source for information 
on the French Revolution- 
era figure. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 55 




Michael Gentry, assistant professor of mathe- 
matics, presented a paper entitled "Problem Solv- 
ing & Linear Discriminant Function Analysis," at the 
American Statistical Association meeting in Washing- 
ton, D.C. 

Susan Blair Green, assistant professor, ADP (Eng- 
lish), has delivered a series of lectures on "Uncle Tom's 
Cabin and the Literature of the Civil War" for an 
Elderhostel on Civil War history and literature held at 
VCU-MCV in Richmond. 

Kenneth W. Keller, professor of history, presented 
a paper to the Shenandoah Valley Regional Scholars' 
Group at the Museum of American Frontier Culture in 
Staunton. His paper was a study of flax cultivation and 
production in Europe and on the American frontier. 
Dr. Keller also moderated a paper session on African- 
Americans in the Shenandoah Valley at a conference 
at James Madison University and has served as a 
consultant in developing captions for the museum 
exhibit "Woodrow Wilson's World." The exhibit is to 
be installed in the new museum building at the Wood- 
row Wilson Birthplace Foundation in Staunton. 

Lesley Novack, assistant professor of psychology, 
presented a paper entitled "Being Female in the 
Eighties: Conflicts Between New Opportunities and 
TradiHonal Expectations" at the national meeting of 
the American Sociological Association. 

Ashton Trice, assistant professor of psychology, 
presented "Study Skills Based Laboratories for Dis- 
tance Introductory Courses for Adults" the American 
Psychological Association's Council of Undergradu- 
ate Program in Psychology. His article entitled "Who's 
Teaching About AIDS in Virginia's Colleges?" was 
published in the Virginia Journal of Science. With Lu- 
cianne Hackburt '89, Dr. Trice has published "Aca- 
demic Locus of Control, Type A Behavior, and College 
Absenteeism." Along with John R. Haire, director of 

the Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Life Plan- 
ning, and Kim Elliott '88, who is currently a graduate 
student at the University of Richmond, Dr. Trice has 
also published "A Career Locus of Control Scale for 
Undergraduate Students" in Perceptual and Motor 
Skills. Drs. Trice and Haire, with Denise Desio '89, 
published "Personalizing Career Development Out- 
reach for College Students" in the fall edition of College 
Student Journal. 

Gordon L. Bowen, associate professor of political 
science, presented his paper, "Presidential Action and 
Public Opinion about U.S. Nicaraguan Policy: Limits 
to the 'Rally 'Round the Flag' Syndrome," at the 
Friends and Neighbors Conference on the Role of 
Public Opinion at the University of Virginia. The 
paper was also accepted for publication in PS. Political 
Science and Politics. Dr. Bowen has also served as an 
expert evaluator of factual information contained in a 
textbook manuscript about Central America now in 
preparation for publication by Westview Press. 

James L. Harrington, director of Mary Baldwin's 
Adult Degree Program, has finished his term of ser- 
vice as president of The Alliance, the national organi- 
zation for nontraditional degree programs. Dr. 
Harrington and other members of the ADP staff were 
active at The Alliance's recent annual conference. He 
participated in sessions on "Model Adult Degree Pro- 
grams" and "Principles of Good Practice in Adult and 
External Education." Dudley Luck, coordinator of 
ADP Southside, participated in the panel discussion 
on model programs. Judy Godwin, assistant profes- 
sor (educational psychology), presented a paper on 
"Theories of Adult Development." Nancy Gillett, 
assistant professor (psychology), along with ADP 
graduate Emma Sutphin '89, presented a paper on 
"Minority Student Response to External Adult Degree 
Program Education." 

James C. McCrory, associate professor of edu- 
cation, is the author of "Managing Time with Com- 
puters," a chapter of Your Computerized Classroom to be 
published by Gallaudet University this spring. 

Patricia C. Wood, assistant professor of religion, 
has written a review of Women's Earliest Records: From 
Ancient Egypt and Western Asia which will appear later 
this year in Biblical Archaeologist. 

Gordon Hammock, assistant professor of business 
administration, was a panel moderator for college 
presentations on "Ethics and the Decision Making 
Process" at the meeting of the Presbyterian Churches 
in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The meeting included 
faculty and students invited from 21 colleges. Four 
MBC students attended the meeting with Mr. Ham- 
mock and his wife. 

56 May 1990 

Roderic L. Owen, associate professor (philosophy), 
ADP, has returned from a sabbatical in Wales where 
he was able to do further research on Welsh immigra- 
tion to the United States. Dr. Owen also made several 
presentations at St. David's University College in 
Lampeter, and he enrolled in a Welsh language class. 
The entire Owens family went along, exchanging 
houses and cars with a Welsh family. Julie Sikes '89 
lived with the Owen family for ten weeks and helped 
take care of their chUdren, Bryn and Evan. Bryn, who 
is five, was enrolled in the Welsh school Ysgol- 
Plascrug during their visit. 

John D. Wells, associate professor of sociology, has 
also returned from his sabbatical during which he 
worked on a screenplay for a movie. The screenplay. 
Run and Gun, is a modern tragic/comedy based upon 
the efforts of a man to become a stand-up comic and 
maintain a relationship with a woman who is pursu- 
ing her own career. 

Riley Haws, assistant professor of music, was a 
featured performer for "First Night Montclair" in 
Montclair, NJ, a suburb of New York City. He has 
also lectured and performed in a recital at UNC- 

Francisco was convention program chair, planning 
and coordinating all sessions and meetings, as weU as 
auditions and performances for secondary and college 
students. Ms. Southerington coordinated a costume 
exhibition of Shakespeare's Ladies, as well as the 
association's first annual student competition for 
scenic and costume designs. 

Carrie Douglass, adjunct assistant professor of 
sociology, presented a paper, "Europe, Spain, and 
Bulls," at the American Anthropological Association 
meeting in Washington, D.C. 

Martha N. Evans, associate professor of French and 
coordinator of Women's Studies, presented a paper 
entitled "Corsets and Convulsions: Controlling 
Women's Bodies in Late 19th Century France" at the 
meeting of the Nineteenth Century French Studies 
Colloquium at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. 
Evans also presented "Lacan and the Impossible 
Woman: Feminist Reactions to the Master's Theories 
of Hysteria" at the Modern Language Association 
national meeting in Washington, D.C. During the 
winter, she has been translating a book on hypnosis 
and psychoanalysis, Le Coeur et la Raison, for publica- 
tion in the United States. 

Amy Cochrane, adjunct instructor of music/voice, 
has been selected to perform this summer with the 
Cincinnati Opera as a part of their Young American 
Artists program. She will perform the lead soprano 
role in the musical She Loves Me by Jerry Bock and will 
perform Adina in Elixir of Love by Don Ezetti. During 
the Christmas series, Ms. Cochrane was a soloist with 
the University of Virginia Choir, performed in a pro- 
gram for Wintergreen Resort's Twelve Days of Christ- 
mas series, and organized and performed in a holiday 
concert in Waynesboro, Virginia. She has also been 
named first alternate to the finals for the Liederkranz 
International Vocal Competition. 

D. Stevens Garlick, associate professor (German), 
ADP, and senior German major Susan P. Zabel pre- 
sented a paper, "Threshold to Literature through 
Music: The Romantic Tradition and the Schumann- 
Eichendorff 'Liederkreis' " at a conference of foreign 
language instructors at Washington & Lee University. 
Following the presentation. Dr. Garlick performed the 
"Liederkreis" in Lee Chapel on the W & L campus, 
accompanied by pianist Mary Elizabeth Forbes of 
Charlottesville. Dr. Garlick, Ms. Zabel, and Ms. 
Forbes made a similar presentation at a faculty col- 
loquium on campus in November. 

I Virginia R. Francisco, professor of theatre, and 
Terry Southerington, associate professor of theatre, 
attended the annual meeting of the Virginia Theatre 
Association in Richmond. As president-elect. Dr. 

A. Dudley Luck, associate professor (education) 
and coordinator of the ADP program at Southside, 
presented a paper entitled "Mary Baldwin/SAKAE 
Cultural Immersion Program: Preparing Japanese Stu- 
dents for Higher Education in the USA" at the Interna- 
tional Council for Innovation in Higher Education in 
San Jose, Costa Rico. 

Diane M. Ganiere, assistant professor of psychol- 
ogy, ADP, and Robert Enright have published "Ex- 
ploring Three Approaches to Identity Development" 
in the fall edition of Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 

Daniel A. Metraux, associate professor of history 
and Japanese, has been appointed by the Library of 
Congress to a team of authors to rewrite the book 
Japan: A Country Study. Dr. Metraux will write the 
chapters on the economies of Japan and Korea. His 
recent book, Ningen to Heiwa no Taisei: Soka Gakkai no 
Rekishi to Rinen (The Mission for Peace and Humanity: The 
History & Theology of the Soka Gakkai) published by 
Tairyusha, a mass publisher in Japan, has sold about 
4,000 copies. He has also been asked by the Institute 
for Oriental Religions in Tokyo for permission to re- 
print two chapters of his book on the Soka Gakkai in 
their annual volume on significant writings on Japa- 
nese Buddhism. This volume is to be published this 
spring. Another book by Dr. Metraux, The Japanese 
Economy and the American Businessman, was published 
by the Edwin Mellen Press. A. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 57 

Three Appointed to 

Faculty Chairs 

(L to R):jim Patrick, Ethel Smeak, 
and Gordon Hammock 

58 May 1990 

On February 15, the Executive Commit- 
tee of the Board of Trustees unani- 
mously and enthusiastically approved 
the appointment of three Mary Baldwin faculty 
members to distinguished academic chairs. They 
are Ethel M. Smeak, professor of English; James 
B. Patrick, professor of chemistry; and Gordon L. 
Hammock, assistant professor of business ad- 
ministration. They were officially notified of 
their honors last week by Dr. Tyson. 

Dr. Patrick has been named to The Caroline 
Rose Hunt Distinguished Chair in the Natural 
Sciences. He has published 29 articles, is the 
author of two books, and holds seven U.S. pat- 
ents. He came to the College in 1967 after 
working as a research chemist at the National 
Institutes of Health, the National Heart Institute, 
and Lederle Laboratories. He earned both the 
doctor of philosophy and master of arts degrees 
from Harvard University; his undergraduate de- 
gree is from MIT. He is a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Virginia Section of the 
American Chemical Society, the Virginia Acad- 
emy of Science, and the Advisory Board of the 
International Society for Fluoride Research. 

Dr. Smeak has been appointed to The Mar- 
garet Hunt Hill Distinguished Chair in the Hu- 

manities. She is an alumna of Mary Baldwin and 
earned the master of arts and doctor of philoso- 
phy degrees from Vanderbilt University. She 
came to Mary Baldwin in 1965 as assistant profes- 
sor of English following faculty appointments at 
Greenbrier College in Lewisburg, West Virginia, 

and at Madison College in Harrisonburg. 

J From 1974-76, she served as Dean of Stu- 
i dents. Since that time, she has been in- 
\ volved with study programs at Oxford 
University and is currently American Di- 
rector of the Virginia Program at Oxford. 
I She is a member of the Modern Language 

I Association and serves on the Executive 
Committee of the Virginia Province of the 
American Association of University 

Mr. Hammock has been appointed to the 
Bertie Wilson Murphy Distinguished Chair 
in Business Administration. He joined the fac- 
ulty of Mary Baldwin in 1987 after working in 
private industry for over 30 years, during which 
time he also served as an adjunct faculty member 
at Pace University's Lubin School of Business 
and the School of Graduate Business of C.W. 
Post College, Long Island University. He earned 
the master of science degree in advanced man- 
agement from Pace University; his undergradu- 
ate degree in marketing and economics was 
earned at the University of Arkansas. 

The academic chairs to which these three dis- 
tinguished faculty members have been recently 
appointed were established through the gener- 
ous gifts of three alumnae of the College, all of 
whom are long-time supporters of the College. 
They are Bertie Wilson Murphy Deming '46, 
Margaret Hunt Hill '37, and Caroline Rose 
Hunt '43. 

The Murphy Chair in Business Administra- 
tion, the College's first endowed chair, was es- 
tablished by Bertie Deming and her family in 
honor of their mother. This gift has also helped 
support the College's major in business adminis- 
tration, which was the first to be created by a 
women's college in the South. 

The chairs in humanities and natural sciences 
were named by the College in honor of sisters 
Caroline Hunt and Margaret Hill, who recently 
donated funds for support of faculty and for the 
renovation of Hill Top residence hall. A 

John Baker Daffin 

18 9 5-1989 

During the period of transition when Augusta 
Female Seminary was becoming Mary Baldwin 
Junior College (1916) and later Mary Baldwin 
College (1923), a young man from Arkansas, 
John Baker Daffin, was going through his own 
period of transition — from student to educator. 
After receiving his B.S. in chemistry from David- 
son College in 1918 and his M.S. in chemistry 
from the University of Chicago in 1924, Daffin 
became a chemistry instructor at Johns Hopkins 
in 1928. 

Two years later, he joined the faculty of Mary 
Baldwin College to begin what would become a 
long and distinguished tenure. He taught chem- 
istry for 35 years and also served the College as 
treasurer, business manager and special assis- 
tant to the president. 

The Mary Baldwin College community was 
saddened December 16, 1989 by the death of Mr. 
Daffin, who had left his mark not only on the 
College, but also on the Staunton community. 
He was a member of the Staunton City Council 

A portrait of John Baker 
Daffin wearing his "sig- 
nature" bow tie hangs in the 
fourth floor hallway of the 
Pearce Science Center. 

for six years, an elder of the First Presbyterian 
Church, a member of the Stuart Hall Board of 
Trustees, Corporator of King's Daughters' Hos- 
pital, a director of the Community Federal Sav- 
ings and Loan Association and a director of the 
Staunton-Augusta Chamber of Commerce. 

Mr. Daffin was also a member of the American 
Chemical Society, the American Association of 
Sciences, and the Chemical Section of the Vir- 
ginia Academy of Science. In 1979, he received 
recognition from the Council for Advancement 
and Support of Education (CASE) for more than 
25 years of service to the field of educational 

Mr. Daffin loved to spend his spare time fish- 
ing, which seems appropriate for the calm, 
gentle-mannered professor who cared so deeply 
for Mary Baldwin. He was instrumental in solic- 
iting funds for the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall. 
Daffin also continued to teach at Mary Baldwin 
when his hearing was severely damaged by an 
explosion in the chemistry lab, according to Dr. 
Thomas H. Grafton, professor emeritus of 

"Daffin and a student were conducting an 
experiment in the lab when there was a small 
explosion that caused a significant loss of hear- 
ing," said Grafton. "He was a very strong per- 
son," he added, "and kept teaching after the 
accident. Even after his retirement in 1965, when 
he was 70 years old, he became director of de- 
velopment and taught chemistry at Stuart Hall. 

"Daffin was a versatile person," remembered 
Grafton. "He was active in the community and 
very important to Mary Baldwin." 

Mrs. Mirth S. Bedall, secretary of Staunton's 
First Presbyterian Church for the past 35 years, 
said of Daffin, "He always used to tell me that he 
was going to start the day as if something good 
was going to happen. He was a wonderful per- 
son and an active elder in our church who will be 
greatly missed. "A 

by D. Michelle Hite 

The Marv Baldwin Magazine 59 





MpnXie, 1990 

ZooixA of Trustees Ouiinmn Ouirles S. Luck ffl celebrates with Anm Kate Reid Hipp '63 mvi Liddy 
Kirkpatrick Doenges '63, trustees and national cMrs of The Sesquicentennial Campaign, and President 
Cynthia H. Tyson. 

Nancy Mayer Dunbar '60, member of 
the Carolina Regional Campaign 
Committee, and Sue Warfield Caples '60 
of the Northeast Committee discuss the 

Leigh Yates Tarmer 74, trustee and cimir of the committee for the Richmond events, 
shares a happy moment with fellme Richmonders. 

PauU Overdorff 70, chair of Northeast Region for 
tlw Sesquicentennial Campaign and R. Eric Staley, 
executive director of dei>elopment and college 
relations at the Campaign announcement dinner. 

60 May 1390 

Trustee Charlotte Jackson Limsford '50 talks with William 
and Mary Neumann Brmon 38. 

joelle Keith '88, Robin Rexinger '83, and Ansley Sage Gift 
'87 at the Country Club of Virginia luncheon. 

Trustee Bertie Murphy Deming '46 and husband John enjoy the festivity of the Campaign 
announcement dinner. 

Elizabeth Rawls '87, Cathy Ferris 7S, ami Margaret 
Stephenson Simpson '87 at "Juleps and Tulips. " 

jimmy and Anita Thee Graham '50, president of the 
National Alumnae Association, enjoy the Richmond 
alumnae's "juleps and Tulips" party. 

Anne Renee Garrett '86 and John Kelly, 
chief of Mary Baldwin College Security, 
enjoy reminiscing. 

Lit Richardson Hall '48, Harriet Middleton Waldrop '48, and Margaret 
Getty Wilson '48 are delighted to see old friends at the Richmond aient. 

The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, headquarters for 
Campaign celebration. 








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